What Goes On | Kitsap A&E Calendar for the week Feb. 6-13

The critically-acclaimed
The critically-acclaimed 'jazz gem' Sophie Milman whose 2008 album 'Make Someone Happy' won a Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year will be performing at 8 p.m. (w/ dinner at 6:30) Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton. See MUSIC for more info.
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CALL TO (eco)ARTISTS: Artists working with found objects, recycled material and any type of “green” technology are invited to participate in the Eco Village, home base for the upcoming Eco Tour trade show for green businesses and non-profit agencies slated for March 8 at Sakai Intermediate School on Bainbridge. For more info, call Liz at (206) 842-3700.

CALL FOR POSTER ART: The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has announced a call for Bainbridge In Bloom poster art submissions. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 23. See for more details or contact

CALL TO ARTISTS: Offering opportunities for show in small venues in Poulsbo and Kingston, call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail for more info.

KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS: The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Kingston Fire Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road in Kingston. Members and non welcome. Info: (260) 297-2828.

COMMUNITY GRANTS: Bainbridge Community Foundation is accepting applications, from 501(c)(3) designated organizations, for its annual community grants cycle. A letter of inquiry must be submitted by March 15; final grants must be received no later than April 15 to be considered. Guidelines and forms can be found at Info: E-mail or call Jean at (206) 842-0433.

KAG WINTER SPECIAL: January through March there will be no buy-in requirement and no six month contract to join the Kingston Art Gallery, and consignments will also be considered. For more information, call the jury chairperson at (360) 697-4275 or e-mail Info:

KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Is moving from Port Gamble to Kingston for its 50th anniversary event next summer. Volunteers are needed. Info: Call Evy at (360) 297-2828.

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: or call (360) 297-2670.

A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A not-for-profit artist owned and run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: or call (206) 842-2434.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic, and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay a monthly rent. To apply pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info:

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 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.


BPA AUDITIONS: Auditions for “The Light in the Piazza” will be Feb. 23 and 24 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The 20-25 member cast includes parts for adults and teens, males and females. For a breakdown of characters and singing requirements, contact Steven Fogell at E-mail or call (206) 714-5766 for an appointment. Info:

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.


SECOND SATURDAY SLOW DANCING: This month’s Second Saturday dance, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation District, will begin with a slow dance/blues step workshop at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, followed by the DJ’d dance. All ages, cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info:

OLD TIME COUNTRY DANCE: Social benefits for Bainbridge Island Madrona School and the Kitsap Community Agricultural Alliance will feature Sasson, traditional and original Klezmer music from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 8 and Seattle old time string band The Tall Boys from 1-4 p.m. March 8. All dances are all ages, refreshments available, donations accepted at the Bainbridge Grange Hall, 10340 N Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: Call Jeff at (206) 972-5608 or e-mail

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.


STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 779-2915.

STORYTIME: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.

KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8 to teens at its school, 3425 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 662-1542.


‘A GATHERING FOR CHUCK SMART:’ Dawn Smart and Anne Sweet will be hosting a remembrance of the late Bremerton artist Chuck Smart and the Final First Friday at Studio 608 during First Friday festivities 5-9 p.m. tonight at the studio, 608 Fourth St. in Bremerton. Info:

‘POWERS OF TEN:’ A group of artists creating and showcasing in the lower level gallery of the Amy Burnett Gallery, 296 Fourth St. in Bremerton, will be celebrating First Friday with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 6. This month’s exhibit, featuring a bevy of local artists, will hang through February. Info: E-mail or call Paul at (360) 895-4270.

CVG SHOW ARTIST LECTURES: Collective Visions member Kit Sims Taylor will be discussing “Photography: Vision and Technology” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12, followed by sculptor Michael Kilgore on “Expression and Idea in Three Dimensions” at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 and research artist Ron Harper on “Invention and Innovation” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26, free, at Collective Visions Gallery, all in conjunction with the statewide CVG Show, hanging through February at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

KITSAP QUILTERS: Presents its Annual Quilt Show, featuring quilted treasures, a merchants mall, demonstrations and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in East Bremerton. $5 donation. Info: or e-mail

DIVERSE VISIONS: A debut solo art show from local artist Arlana Sheppard, working across mediums, will hang throughout February at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. A reception for the artist is slated for the opening at 6 p.m. Feb. 6. Info:

THE SIDNEY ART GALLERY: Will be featuring an mixed-media exhibit from Wauna artist Tweed Meyer during the month of February. A reception for the artist is slated for 1-4 p.m., Feb. 8 at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info:,

LYNN BROKSKY’S NEW WORK: Bainbridge’s Roby King Galleries begin the 2009 season in its newly remodeled space with a solo show from Bainbridge artist Lynn Brofsky. Brofsky’s new work, an exhibit of monotypes titled “Road Trip,” explores the female figure as a witness to the American industrial landscape. There will be a reception for the artist from 6-8 p.m. First Friday, Feb. 6. The show will hang through the month at 176 Winslow Way. Info:,

SILVERDALE FINE ARTS: Will host the first of what is hoped to be an annual juried high school student show hanging Feb. 10 through March 7 at the SFA Gallery, 9020 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. Each area will have its own reception/awards presentation, Feb. 13 in Central/Klawhoya, Feb. 20 in Bremerton and Feb. 27 at Olympic High School. Info:

‘PERSONAL EMBELLISHMENT SHOW:’ Silverdale’s Old Town Custom Framing shop and gallery will be featuring artisan jewelry and wearable art created by local northwest artists Feb. 13 through the end of the month. A reception for the artists will be from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13 and again from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14, at OTCF at the end of Lowell Street in Old Town Silverdale. Info:

‘TRAVEL ART:’ Is the theme of the next exhibit in the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery, featuring artist Frank Kerreman’s mixed media abstractions under the title “Travel Art ~ Record and Transformation.” The exhibit will hang through February in the lobby at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info:

THE BAINBRIDGE LIBRARY: Hosts an exhibit of paintings by retired Alaska State Parks director Neil Johannsen, titled “Northern Light, Work on Wood,” throughout February. A reception for the artist is slated for 3-5 p.m. Feb. 15, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info:

KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Will feature the work of Shabala Studio’s students, ranging from five years old through adults with work in various media through Feb. 8 and following up with an exhibit from Bainbridge Island Special Needs students through the rest of the month with the Second Saturday gallery night slated for 4-7 p.m. Feb. 14 in downtown Kingston. Info:

HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be open at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Info:, or call (206) 842-2773.

GETTING TO THE HEART: A rare group show at the Gallery at Grace features work from Scott Lawrence, Tom Schworer, Steve Neff, Garth Edwards, Tom Shephard, Jeff Hummel and Impert Matthee, in the media of photography, paintings and sculpture, hanging through Feb. 28 at Grace, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: or call Ann at (206) 842-9997.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., business throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: or call (360) 297-8074.


ONE THE BEST BOOKS OF 2008: As voted by the Library Journal, Bruce Barcott will be reading from “The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info:, or call (206) 842-5332.

MEET THE MEDIA: The Bainbridge Library invites islanders to meet the faces behind their local news providers, while encouraging community discussion on the role of and challenges facing the Bainbridge news media at 4 p.m. Feb. 8, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

‘HOW DO YOU QUERY NONFICTION:’ Will be the topic of discussion at this month’s Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, featuring Judith Tingley leading discussion, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info:, or call (206) 842-4162.

BAINBRIDGE TRAVELOGUE SERIES: Presents Joyce Major with her book “Smiling at the World: A woman’s yearlong quest for adventure” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Co-sponsored by the library and the Travelogue Bookstore. Info:, (206) 842-4162.

‘THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS:’ Eagle Harbor Books presents Seattle author Erica Bauermeister reading from her new novel at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Her novel “The School of Essential Ingredients” follows the lives of eight students who gather weekly for cooking class. Info:, or call (206) 842-5332.


KEG: Will be rocking with Dead Soul Funeral and guests at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 6, followed by The Isms with Little Pieces and more at the same time Feb. 7 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Next week, Feb. 12 will be a “Duclose for Comfort” benefit show supporting your local Legend on Heroin. All shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info:

BREMERTON PYRATE PUNX PRESENT: An Artists for Freedom and Unity benefit with Y.I.A., Red, White and Die, Lock and Loade, Sour Diesel, Militias Mischief and more at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 followed by Redemption City with No Make, Legends on Heroin, Arsenal Way and Courage for a Lion at the same time Feb. 7 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Next week: Safeguard with Amber Sky Lane and Swing Low at the same time Feb. 11 and Howlin Houndog and the Infamous Losers with Randall Kimball and more Feb. 12. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover. Info:

BLU MEADOWS: Brings it back to Bremerton at 9 p.m. Feb. 6, followed by Two Kings (Tenacious D Tribute) and O.B.1 at the same time Feb. 7, this weekend at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info:,

RANGER AND THE REARRANGERS: A gypsy jazz five-piece from Bainbridge Island will be playing at 8 p.m. Feb. 6, followed by the Hayburners at the same time Feb. 7 at the Global Bean Coffeeshop, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover. Info:,,

RICK MAY & GIL YSLAS: Will be returning with their celtic-style tunes around 8 p.m. Feb. 6, followed by Bainbridge bluesman Peter Spencer at the same time Feb. 7, this weekend at Tizleys Europub, located upstairs off Front St. in Poulsbo. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info:

THE BREMERTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION: Presents “Perpetual Motion” with the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Alan Futterman at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St. in Bremerton, featuring guest artist Rachel Wong. Tickets are $24 for adults, $10 for youth. Info: or call (360) 373-1722.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Marilyn Kay and Company blend their old time flavor and story-telling lyrics at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, follows Trotsky’s Overcoat with Alan Simcoe at the same time Feb. 7 and an open mic for all styles at 7 p.m. Feb. 8. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info:, (206) 842-6725.

SOPHIE MILMAN COMES TO BREMERTON: The critically acclaimed “jazz gem” whose 2008 album “Make Someone Happy” won a Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year will be performing at 8 p.m. (dinner at 6:30 p.m.) Feb. 7 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $55 with dinner, $24-18 show only. All ages. Info:, or call (360) 373-6743.

BSYO FEATURES THE FOUR Bs: The Bremerton Symphony Youth Orchestra will be enhancing classical music’s “Three Bs” adding a Barber (of Seville) to the list of Bach, Brahms and Beethoven at their winter concert, 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5. Info: and select “Youth Orchestra” or call (360) 373-1722.

FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COMMONS: Presents the Mosaic Brass Quintet, with Matthew Swihart and Ed Castro on trumpet, Becky Miller on horn, Keith Winkle on trombone and Paul Evans on tuba, at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Commons, 402 Brien Drive near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 seniors, $10 students and $5 for band students. Info:

PATRICK AND SOPHIA STOYANOVICH: Will be giving a father/daughter piano/violin recital from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Collective Visions’ Concerts in the Gallery Series, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The composer-in-residence at Saint James Cathedral in Seattle joins his 12 year old daughter for a program of Schumann, Bach, original music and more. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Info:, or call (360) 377-8327.

‘PANCAKES BUILD HOUSES!:’ That’s the mantra for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Gulf Coast Relief Benefit Concert with the Total Experience Gospel Choir, celebrating Mardi Gras and supporting the choir’s ongoing relief efforts with dinner and music starting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $5 per person, $15 per family. Donations benefit relief efforts. Info:,

FRIDAY THE 13th: Big Mouth Music hosts Schoolyard Heroes w/ Kane Hodder, Ken Parker and Animal Outfit at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at The Bremerton Dome, 5640 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. All ages, $8 cover. Info:

BENEFITING THE COUNTY’S FOOD BANKS: Local alt/country/rockabilly/acoustic celebrities Tumbledown, SGFY, Tres Hombres, James Hunnicutt and Wreckin Machine will be playing a benefit show for the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, $10 cover. Info:

KRL OPERA PREVIEW: Norm Hollingshead will lead an opera preview session on two psychological thrillers — “Bluebeard’s Castle” by Bela Bartok and “Erwartung” by Schoenberg — at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info:

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

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 or call (360) 697-6192.

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

SILVERDALE’S MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: 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: or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

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.


TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses are under way. Info:

FULL MOON EVENING BEACHWALKS: Kitsap beach naturalists, through People for Puget Sound, will be guiding low-tide explorations of the creatures living on Kitsap’s beaches this winter to help educate on what we can do to protect the waters of Puget Sound at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Bainbridge’s Fort Ward State Park (meet at the north parking lot, near boat launch). All events are free and family friendly, bring a flashlight, wading boots and warm clothes. Reservations, call or email Daoud Miller at (206) 382-7007 ext. 217, Info: Call Peg at (360) 337-7224 or email


THE ORCHARD THEATER: Opens “The Wrestler” starring Mickey Rourke Friday while Gus Van Zant’s film about the first openly gay candidate to be elected to public office “Milk” is held over for a second week this week Feb. 6-12 at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time info, go to or call (360) 850-1082.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Is holding over the film phenom “Slumdog Millionaire” about an impoverished 18-year-old orphan who is one question away from winning 20 million rupees on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” this week Feb. 6-12, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to or call (206) 842-3080.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES: “Yes We Must!” an environmental film and discussion series looking at the promises and challenges of green buildings, water infrastructure, moral and environmental impacts of food choices, the climate change media game and more will take place on Friday evenings through March 27 at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., film to follow at 7 p.m., then followed by discussion. Feb. 13 features “Everything’s Cool - How can we (must we) create the political will to respond to the urgent threat of climate change in time?” Free, but donations will be accepted. Info:


ISLAND THEATRE: A play-reading troupe on Bainbridge will be presenting “Some Girls” by Neill Labute, directed by Steven Fogell at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. No charge, donations appreciated. Info:, or call (206) 842-4162.

WWCA PRESENTS SONDHEIM’S ‘COMPANY:’ With a community theater all-star cast, debuting tonight at 7:30 p.m. with shows through March 1, curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at the WWCA playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, $10 youth/military. Info: or call (360) 769-SHOW.

‘NOISES OFF:’ Everything that can go wrong goes go wrong as actors try desperately to hang on to their lines, sanity and clothes in Michael Frayn’s farce about a farce, directed Teresa Thuman starting Feb. 6 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The show will run through Feb. 22 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for students, seniors, youth, teachers and military. Info:

SCENE STUDY WITH DINAH MANOFF: The Tony Award-winning stage, sitcom and screen actress Dinah Manoff will be leading a course for adults in Scene Study, with classes at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 & 23 and March 2 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Registration is now open, tuition for the six-week course is $425 through BPA. Info: or call (206) 842-8578.


PRO-AM BREAD PUDDING BAKE OFF: The Fourth Annual Bainbridge Island Event at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave., commences at 6 p.m. Feb. 6. The Gallery is putting out a call to bakers to enter their most artful bread pudding and a call to the public to vote for Bainbridge Island’s best at $1 per taste. Proceeds benefit the Helpline House. Info: or call (206) 780-9500.

‘WHAT DID YOU SAY?:’ Did you know that 10 percent of the American population, or 31.5 million people report they do not hear clearly? The Bainbridge Library hosts an important discussion on changes in hearing at 2 p.m. Feb. 12, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

GONG HEI FAT CHOY: Join the festivities at Bainbridge Island’s Chinese New Year celebration, with the Seattle Chinese Orchestra, which will play at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Island School on Day Road, leading up to the festival on Sunday. Info: or call Bill at (206) 780-2328.

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet at for a workshop on “computer programs (Mac & PC) for the genealogist” at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Bainbridge public library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Annual dues for BIGS are $35 offering mentors for members. Visitors welcome, $5 suggested donation. Info: or call (206) 842-6059.

THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY: Will be the topic of the next planetarium show and star party with the Battle Point Astronomical Association at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Edwin Ritchie Observatory in Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island. Free. Info:

GREENING YOUR HOME: Eco-designer Bruce Glenn of Terra Sol Eco Homes in Port Townsend will explain how greening your new or existing home may be much easier than you think at a lecture session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 21 at Stillwaters Environmental Center off of Barber Cutoff Road in Kingston. Cost is $20. Info: or call (360) 297-2876.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: The NBC TV show is coming to the Seattle area for the first time this season and looking for talented folks in Kitsap. The show is open to any act or any age, competing for a $1 million grand prize. The thing that makes the show unique, they say, is that any talent goes, no matter how zany or bizarre. To register and for more information, go to


VALENTINE’S DAY MATINEE: The Island Film Group will be having a special Valentine’s matinee showing of the 1940 film “Rebecca,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 14, followed by discussion at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free. Info:

VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE: The annual Valentine’s Day Sweet Heart Dance, hosted by Jerry Deeter, sponsored by Thrivent, will be from 7:30-11 p.m. Feb. 14 at the First Lutheran Christian Center off of 4th Street in Poulsbo. Music provided by Casanova. Tickets are $10 per person, a refresher ballroom dance class will be from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 also at First Lutheran. Info: Call Jerry at (360) 779-4686.

CELEBRATING PEACE AND LOVE: The Bloedel Reserve will be celebrating Valentines with the unusual pairing of classically-trained flamenco guitarist Andre Feriante and legendary jazz pianist Overton Berry at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Admission is $35 including hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Reserve by calling (206) 842-7631. Info:

VALENTINE’S SILENT FILM: The Lynwood Theatre’s resident organist, Dennis James, will be providing live music accompaniment to the silent film “The Song of the Sheik,” showing with Buster Keaton’s “One Week” at 1:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-3080.

VALENTINE’S DAY WINE TASTING: A special Valentine’s day event at the Olympic Wine Shop, 5 p.m., Feb. 14 located in Poulsbo Village next to the Taprock Grill. Info: Call (360) 679-9463.

TRADITIONAL DUO OVER DINNER: Rick May (violin) and Gil Yslas (guitar) will play contemporary arrangements of traditional and modern melodies for the Valentine’s evening at Mor Mor Bistro, 18820 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 697-3449.

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