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ARTS & CRAFTS

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.

CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION NORTHWEST: Is seeking artists and studios to participate in the North Kitsap Art in the Woods tour, slated for Nov. 7-9. Entry fee is $100 per artist or $100 per studio. Info: Larry at (360) 779-9880 to register. Info: www.cafnw.org.

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, a 60-year-old non-profit gallery and arts organization, will host open juries eight times during 2008 for artists interested in showing and selling work at the BAC Gallery located on Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Remaining jury dates are set for Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

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

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 is 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.

IT’S ROCKING IN YOUR STOCKING: Auditions for CSTOCK’s holiday production, “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge” will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept 27, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. The show is a modern “rock” version of “A Christmas Carol.” All auditions are held at CSTOCK theatre at the Silverdale Community Center. Auditions are open to actors ages 15 and older. Please prepare a Broadway or pop/rock style song. An accompanist will be provided. Karaoke CD’s are OK. You may be asked to read from the script. For more information go to www.cstock.org.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Is seeking musicians for all instruments to be a part of the Bainbridge community orchestra during the 2008-09 season. Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussionists encouraged. Schedule an appointment by e-mailing bainbridgeso@gmail.com or calling (206) 855-9774. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

‘ONCE UPON A MATTRESS:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will be hosting auditions for the theatrical retelling of “The Princess and the Pea” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16. Run dates are slated for Dec. 11-21. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute comedy monologue and one Broadway-style song, in addition to bringing a current headshot or picture. To schedule and appointment, e-mail dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 714-5766.

LIBERTY BAY DANCEWORKS: Will host open auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Liberty Bay Danceworks, 1223 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-7090.

AUDITIONS: Dance Ensemble Northwest will host open auditions for the 2008 production of “The Nutcracker” on Sept. 14. Audition times for dancers are 1 p.m. for ages 6-10, 2:30 p.m. for ages 10 and older. Performances will be Nov. 28, 29 and 30. Info: (360) 779-7090.

KIDS

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.

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Brian Lies will be reading and signing his book “Bats at the Library” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. in Poulsbo, sponsored by Liberty Bay Books. Info: www.brianlies.com, www.libertybaybooks.com or call the bookstore at (360) 779-5909.

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

BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE: Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Rec will host a west coast swing workshop from 7:30-8:15 p.m. and a DJ swing, Latin and ballroom dance workshop from 8-10:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road NE, Bainbridge. A dance will follow the workships. Pay at the door. Cost is $5/teens; $10/adults includes workshop. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

SWING DANCIN’: Bremerton Elks will host a series of one-hour swing dances on Sept. 18 and 25. At 10:30 a.m., it will be west coast swing, followed by east coast swing at 11:30 a.m. The Bremerton Elks Lodge is at 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Partners aren’t required.

RUMBA LINE: Bremerton Elks will host a rumba line dance from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost is $10. The Bremerton Elks Lodge is at 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Partners aren’t required.

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.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS: Are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Classes are one hour, followed by an afternoon dance at 1 p.m. Must pre-register. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM IN DANCE CLASSES IN GORST: Are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility, 6800 Old Belfair Hwy. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Must pre-register. Info: Call (360) 877-5181.

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

KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Featured Artists for September at the Kingston Art Gallery are Marylyn Miller and her intricate collages and Ed Weston, sculptor and illustrator. Second Saturday Gallery Night will be from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 13, with food, music and the art of the gallery’s 18 cooperative members. The gallery is located just up from the ferry terminal on Highway 104. Open Thursday through Monday.Info: (360) 297-5133.

PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE STOLEE: Displays his work in an exhibit titled “Flowers” throughout the month in the lobby of Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge, which showcases regional artists in a monthly rotation. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-1163.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Is featuring two artists during September — Dan “the Typo Man” Spence combining antique typewriter parts with stained glass and Jerry Lyman, antler artist extraordinaire. Their work will be featured amongst the Verksted’s 30-some other artists throughout the month at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

OLD TOWN SILVERDALE ART WALK: Features eight juried artists in seven different Old Town business venues beginning around 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in Old Town Silverdale. Nine other independent area galleries including Silverdale Fine Arts and Old Town Custom and Framing get into the mix as well and live music will be provided by the select guitar ensemble from Silverdale’s Washington Academy of Music at the SFA Gallery. Info: www.oldtownartwalk.com or call Paul at (360) 692-4940.

SIDNEY ARTS GALLERY: In Port Orchard will feature artwork by Belfair artists LeRoy and Wanda Jesfield through Sept. 30. The gallery is located at 202 Sidney Ave. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

DARLENE DIHEL'S SUMI PAINTINGS: Are featured at Checkers Espresso and Gallery in downtown Poulsbo throughout the month. It is her third exhibit at the coffeeshop. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.

KITSAP SCULPTOR KARSTEN BOYSEN: Features his show of twisted steel sculpture “Covert Vision” at the Theler Center off of State Route 3 in Belfair through mid-September. Info: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.

FESTIVAL

TASTE OF LYNWOOD: Family fun and entertainment will abound at the Historic Lynwood Center on Sept. 13 for the Taste of Lynwood. From noon to 7 p.m., a block party with live music will be in full swing; at 6 p.m. the 21 and older set can enjoy a wine tasting at Walt’s Market; and from 7-10 p.m. there will be live music and dancing at Edna’s. Lynwood Center is located at 4759 Lynwood Center Road NE on Bainbridge.

TASTE OF LYNWOOD: A family-oriented block party featuring food selections from every local restaurant in the Lynwood Center neighborhood of Bainbridge in addition to live music, a children’s fair, wine and beer garden and vendors booths from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 13. Info: e-mail tastelynwood@gmail.com or call (206) 595-7527.

LITERARY

MYSTERIOUS DISCUSSIONS: Eagle Harbor Book Company hosts a newly formed book group which will discuss mysteries at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. At the first on Sept. 16, the group will discuss “Some Danger Involved,” by Will Thomas. The group’s facilitator is Susan Braun, an experienced book group leader and participant, practicing librarian and longtime reviewer for “Library Journal.” Eagle Harbor Book Co. is located at 157 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks or (206) 842-5332.

GET CAUGHT READING: Eagle Harbor Book Company will celebrate the release of “BRISINGR,” the third book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Series, at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19, with a showing of the movie “ERAGON,” based on the first novel in the series, in the parking lot adjacent to the store. The party will include a trivia contest, popcorn and door prizes. Pizza and pop from West Side Pizza will be on sale. Doors to the store will be open from 11:55 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for the midnight release of “BRISINGR.” Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or (206) 842-5332.

LOCAL AUTHOR DEBBIE MACOMBER: Will speak on the topic of “The Lies We Tell Ourselves” at the next meeting of the Peninsula Romance Writers’ Association at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Sylvan Way Library Heringer Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.debbiemacomber.com, or call the library at (360) 405-9100.

WRTIERS’ ROUNDTABLE: Published poet and creative writer Carolyne Wright will explore the topic “How to move from poetry to prose (and back again),” at the next meeting of the Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org or call the library at (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

PEGASUS: The Pegasus Coffee House on Bainbridge Island will feature live music and entertainment this week: at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Deb Seymour will share her “demented wit, haunting blues, and moving ballads;” Seattle folk singer Ali Marcus will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13; Rick Barrenger will host an open mic at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 for all ages and all styles of song, instrumentals, poems and readings. All shows are by donation. Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or (206) 842-6725.

THE ENEMIES OF...: Will be throwing down a CD release party with Jesus Fish, Broken Oars and more at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks

THE MANETTE SALOON HOSTS: Window Pane with guests at 9 p.m. Sept. 12, followed by Prolifix and friends at the same time Sept. 13. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon

THE ASSASINATORS: Will be throwing their CD release party with Y.I.A and Deathlist 5 starting around 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $6 cover. At 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Mayor of the World will jam with Janison Penn and Andrew Robinson. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover. Info: myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

TIZLEY’S EUROPUB FEATURES: The Mojo Blues Band at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Tizley’s upstairs next to Sluys Bakery on Front Street in Poulsbo. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: The Irish trio The Gold Ring at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, followed by Natalie Poss at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and the Washington Academy of Music’s select guitar ensemble at 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Each show is all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Global Bean, 2061 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

PEGASUS COFFEEHOUSE FEATURES: Deb Seymour’s demented wit and haunting blues at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, followed by Seattle folk singer Ali Marcus at the same time Sept. 13. Sunday 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

JAZZ IT UP: Bayside Broiler, 18779 Front Street, Poulsbo, will feature the jazz trio The Lindsays from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 and the Don Wiens Tenor Sax from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sept. 13. Info:www.baysidebroiler.net, or call Michael Buholz at (360) 779-9076.

AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL: An event benefitting Eli’s Place and the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, will feature local bands The Tune Stranglers, Chele’s Kitchen and The Konzelman Family along with the Kitsap Master Gardeners and BBQ fixings from the Poulsbo Kiwanis Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Raab Park in Poulsbo. Free.

ONE SHOT MOLLY: Catch North Kitsap’s No. 1 band at the following upcoming concert. All venues are 21, no cover charge: 8 p.m., Sept. 20, The Treehouse Lounge, 18830 Front Street, NE, Poulsbo (360) 687-1447; 8 p.m., Aug. 29, The Filling Station, 11200 NE Highway 104, Kingston (360) 297-7732.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazzman is performing with a slue of different Northwest jazz musicians from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the month at the El Coral Mexican restaurant in Bremerton. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call (360) 692-2540.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever 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

ORGANIC GARDENS YOU CAN EAT: A series of four class designed and taught by the Master Gardeners will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton next month. Topics will cover everything from soil to planning to planting. Registrations are available online at http://kitsap.wsu.edu/events. Deadline is Sept. 12.

DRAGONFLY FARMS NURSERY: Located at 34881 Hansville Road in Kingston hosts a farmers market featuring local artisans from 12-4 p.m. every Friday. Info: www.dragonflyfarmsnursery.com or call (360) 638-1292.

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

KRL HOSTS SUMMER FAMILY MOVIES: Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library, Fridays at 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Library, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Silverdale and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo branch. Free. Call each branch for dates and films. Info: www.krl.org, or call Sylvan Way at(360) 405-9100, Bainbridge at (206) 842-4162, Silverdale at (360) 692-2779 or Poulsbo at (360) 779-2915.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: One of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the Northwest — located at 7369 Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near the Bremerton airport — hosts weekly double features of current box office movies. Open seven days a week starting in mid-June. For show times, movies slated and ticket information, go to www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

THE CHANGING SCENE THEATRE: Presents Morning Fables, featuring dramatic readings of classic fables, stories and tales from Aesop, Grimm and others at 10 a.m. every Saturday beginning Sept. 2 at the CST playhouse, 5889 State Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Tickets are $3, kids under 2 free. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL: Registration for fall classes for grades one through nine is currently under way. Classes begin in mid-September. Interested parties may review classes and download registration forms online at http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/TheatreSchool.html. Info: Call (206) 842.8578 to learn more and register today.

‘SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD:’ Is on the slate for the Bremerton Community Theater from Sept. 5-28. Based on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” it tells the story of Oberon and Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream who magically find themselves in Hollywood, Calif., in 1935 on the set of the famous Warner Brother’s film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Info: 2-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (360) 373-5152.

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.

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) meets at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Bainbridge Island Public Library Meeting Room. Betty Kay Anderson, professional genealogist, presents “The Importance of Using PERSI (Periodical Source Index) for Genealogical Research.” Suggested donation for non-members $5. Info: www.rootsweb.com/~wabihs or (206) 842-6059.

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.

POULSBO CENTENNIAL, THE MOVIE: See images of Poulso and its people from 1908 to 2008 in a special presentation of “Poulsbo Centennial — The Movie” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kitsap Regional Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org, (360) 779-2915.

IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION: Eagle Harbor Book Company presents an identity theft prevention workshop by USA Today tech reporter Byron Acohido, co-author of the book “Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Steal Your Money and Identity” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

WINE TASTING: Olympic Wine Shop will host a tasting of six cabernets out of brown paper bags to decide the favorites and match that against the most expensive and the most affordable at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the shop next to Taprock Grill in Poulsbo Village. Info: (360) 697-9463.

AUCTION FOR THE ARTS: A swanky affair from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Wing Point Country Club, is an annual benefit for four of Bainbridge’s “indespensible” nonprofit cultural organizations Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Chorale, the Arts and Humanities Council and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Info: Call Susan at (206) 842-4560.

BAINBRIDGE DANCE CENTER PRESENTS: Its fall faculty showcase exhibiting BDC instructors’ broad backgrounds of ballet, jazz and modern technique at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors. Info: www.bainbridgedancecenter.org, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569

EXPLORING DEEP ECOLOGY: An eight-week sustainability course, presented by Stillwaters Environmental Center, begins Sept. 17. The discussions will be from 7-9 p.m. each Wednesday at the center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. The book of readings is from the Northwest Earth Institute which sponsors discussion groups all over the country. Cost: $30 per person, $40 per household. Info: Joleen@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or (360) 297-2876.

EVERY WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a drop in basis, the Naval Undersea Museum hosts wild, wacky and sometimes wet Wednesdays will feature hands-on activities, crafts projects, films, Boots the Diver and more. Free admission. Info: Call (360) 396-5547.

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.

THE CRUISIN’ SEASON IS: Back in full swing as every Wednesday evening now through September, classic car enthusiasts gather and bring their rides out to Buck’s A&W, 1700 Mile Hill Drive. in Port Orchard. All ages welcome, 5-8 p.m., know your classic car rules. Info: (360) 876-9088.

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

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.

CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION NORTHWEST: Is seeking artists and studios to participate in the North Kitsap Art in the Woods tour, slated for Nov. 7-9. Entry fee is $100 per artist or $100 per studio. Info: Larry at (360) 779-9880 to register. Info: www.cafnw.org.

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, a 60-year-old non-profit gallery and arts organization, will host open juries eight times during 2008 for artists interested in showing and selling work at the BAC Gallery located on Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Remaining jury dates are set for Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

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

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 is 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.

IT’S ROCKING IN YOUR STOCKING: Auditions for CSTOCK’s holiday production, “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge” will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept 27, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. The show is a modern “rock” version of “A Christmas Carol.” All auditions are held at CSTOCK theatre at the Silverdale Community Center. Auditions are open to actors ages 15 and older. Please prepare a Broadway or pop/rock style song. An accompanist will be provided. Karaoke CD’s are OK. You may be asked to read from the script. For more information go to www.cstock.org.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Is seeking musicians for all instruments to be a part of the Bainbridge community orchestra during the 2008-09 season. Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussionists encouraged. Schedule an appointment by e-mailing bainbridgeso@gmail.com or calling (206) 855-9774. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

‘ONCE UPON A MATTRESS:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will be hosting auditions for the theatrical retelling of “The Princess and the Pea” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16. Run dates are slated for Dec. 11-21. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute comedy monologue and one Broadway-style song, in addition to bringing a current headshot or picture. To schedule and appointment, e-mail dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 714-5766.

LIBERTY BAY DANCEWORKS: Will host open auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Liberty Bay Danceworks, 1223 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-7090.

AUDITIONS: Dance Ensemble Northwest will host open auditions for the 2008 production of “The Nutcracker” on Sept. 14. Audition times for dancers are 1 p.m. for ages 6-10, 2:30 p.m. for ages 10 and older. Performances will be Nov. 28, 29 and 30. Info: (360) 779-7090.

KIDS

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.

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Brian Lies will be reading and signing his book “Bats at the Library” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. in Poulsbo, sponsored by Liberty Bay Books. Info: www.brianlies.com, www.libertybaybooks.com or call the bookstore at (360) 779-5909.

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

BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE: Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Rec will host a west coast swing workshop from 7:30-8:15 p.m. and a DJ swing, Latin and ballroom dance workshop from 8-10:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road NE, Bainbridge. A dance will follow the workships. Pay at the door. Cost is $5/teens; $10/adults includes workshop. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

SWING DANCIN’: Bremerton Elks will host a series of one-hour swing dances on Sept. 18 and 25. At 10:30 a.m., it will be west coast swing, followed by east coast swing at 11:30 a.m. The Bremerton Elks Lodge is at 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Partners aren’t required.

RUMBA LINE: Bremerton Elks will host a rumba line dance from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost is $10. The Bremerton Elks Lodge is at 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Partners aren’t required.

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.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS: Are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Classes are one hour, followed by an afternoon dance at 1 p.m. Must pre-register. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM IN DANCE CLASSES IN GORST: Are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility, 6800 Old Belfair Hwy. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Must pre-register. Info: Call (360) 877-5181.

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

KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Featured Artists for September at the Kingston Art Gallery are Marylyn Miller and her intricate collages and Ed Weston, sculptor and illustrator. Second Saturday Gallery Night will be from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 13, with food, music and the art of the gallery’s 18 cooperative members. The gallery is located just up from the ferry terminal on Highway 104. Open Thursday through Monday.Info: (360) 297-5133.

PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE STOLEE: Displays his work in an exhibit titled “Flowers” throughout the month in the lobby of Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge, which showcases regional artists in a monthly rotation. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-1163.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Is featuring two artists during September — Dan “the Typo Man” Spence combining antique typewriter parts with stained glass and Jerry Lyman, antler artist extraordinaire. Their work will be featured amongst the Verksted’s 30-some other artists throughout the month at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

OLD TOWN SILVERDALE ART WALK: Features eight juried artists in seven different Old Town business venues beginning around 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in Old Town Silverdale. Nine other independent area galleries including Silverdale Fine Arts and Old Town Custom and Framing get into the mix as well and live music will be provided by the select guitar ensemble from Silverdale’s Washington Academy of Music at the SFA Gallery. Info: www.oldtownartwalk.com or call Paul at (360) 692-4940.

SIDNEY ARTS GALLERY: In Port Orchard will feature artwork by Belfair artists LeRoy and Wanda Jesfield through Sept. 30. The gallery is located at 202 Sidney Ave. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

DARLENE DIHEL'S SUMI PAINTINGS: Are featured at Checkers Espresso and Gallery in downtown Poulsbo throughout the month. It is her third exhibit at the coffeeshop. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.

KITSAP SCULPTOR KARSTEN BOYSEN: Features his show of twisted steel sculpture “Covert Vision” at the Theler Center off of State Route 3 in Belfair through mid-September. Info: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.

FESTIVAL

TASTE OF LYNWOOD: Family fun and entertainment will abound at the Historic Lynwood Center on Sept. 13 for the Taste of Lynwood. From noon to 7 p.m., a block party with live music will be in full swing; at 6 p.m. the 21 and older set can enjoy a wine tasting at Walt’s Market; and from 7-10 p.m. there will be live music and dancing at Edna’s. Lynwood Center is located at 4759 Lynwood Center Road NE on Bainbridge.

TASTE OF LYNWOOD: A family-oriented block party featuring food selections from every local restaurant in the Lynwood Center neighborhood of Bainbridge in addition to live music, a children’s fair, wine and beer garden and vendors booths from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 13. Info: e-mail tastelynwood@gmail.com or call (206) 595-7527.

LITERARY

MYSTERIOUS DISCUSSIONS: Eagle Harbor Book Company hosts a newly formed book group which will discuss mysteries at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. At the first on Sept. 16, the group will discuss “Some Danger Involved,” by Will Thomas. The group’s facilitator is Susan Braun, an experienced book group leader and participant, practicing librarian and longtime reviewer for “Library Journal.” Eagle Harbor Book Co. is located at 157 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks or (206) 842-5332.

GET CAUGHT READING: Eagle Harbor Book Company will celebrate the release of “BRISINGR,” the third book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Series, at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19, with a showing of the movie “ERAGON,” based on the first novel in the series, in the parking lot adjacent to the store. The party will include a trivia contest, popcorn and door prizes. Pizza and pop from West Side Pizza will be on sale. Doors to the store will be open from 11:55 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for the midnight release of “BRISINGR.” Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or (206) 842-5332.

LOCAL AUTHOR DEBBIE MACOMBER: Will speak on the topic of “The Lies We Tell Ourselves” at the next meeting of the Peninsula Romance Writers’ Association at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Sylvan Way Library Heringer Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.debbiemacomber.com, or call the library at (360) 405-9100.

WRTIERS’ ROUNDTABLE: Published poet and creative writer Carolyne Wright will explore the topic “How to move from poetry to prose (and back again),” at the next meeting of the Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org or call the library at (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

PEGASUS: The Pegasus Coffee House on Bainbridge Island will feature live music and entertainment this week: at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Deb Seymour will share her “demented wit, haunting blues, and moving ballads;” Seattle folk singer Ali Marcus will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13; Rick Barrenger will host an open mic at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 for all ages and all styles of song, instrumentals, poems and readings. All shows are by donation. Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or (206) 842-6725.

THE ENEMIES OF...: Will be throwing down a CD release party with Jesus Fish, Broken Oars and more at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks

THE MANETTE SALOON HOSTS: Window Pane with guests at 9 p.m. Sept. 12, followed by Prolifix and friends at the same time Sept. 13. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon

THE ASSASINATORS: Will be throwing their CD release party with Y.I.A and Deathlist 5 starting around 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $6 cover. At 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Mayor of the World will jam with Janison Penn and Andrew Robinson. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover. Info: myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

TIZLEY’S EUROPUB FEATURES: The Mojo Blues Band at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Tizley’s upstairs next to Sluys Bakery on Front Street in Poulsbo. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: The Irish trio The Gold Ring at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, followed by Natalie Poss at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and the Washington Academy of Music’s select guitar ensemble at 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Each show is all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Global Bean, 2061 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

PEGASUS COFFEEHOUSE FEATURES: Deb Seymour’s demented wit and haunting blues at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, followed by Seattle folk singer Ali Marcus at the same time Sept. 13. Sunday 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

JAZZ IT UP: Bayside Broiler, 18779 Front Street, Poulsbo, will feature the jazz trio The Lindsays from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 and the Don Wiens Tenor Sax from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sept. 13. Info:www.baysidebroiler.net, or call Michael Buholz at (360) 779-9076.

AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL: An event benefitting Eli’s Place and the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce, will feature local bands The Tune Stranglers, Chele’s Kitchen and The Konzelman Family along with the Kitsap Master Gardeners and BBQ fixings from the Poulsbo Kiwanis Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Raab Park in Poulsbo. Free.

ONE SHOT MOLLY: Catch North Kitsap’s No. 1 band at the following upcoming concert. All venues are 21, no cover charge: 8 p.m., Sept. 20, The Treehouse Lounge, 18830 Front Street, NE, Poulsbo (360) 687-1447; 8 p.m., Aug. 29, The Filling Station, 11200 NE Highway 104, Kingston (360) 297-7732.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazzman is performing with a slue of different Northwest jazz musicians from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the month at the El Coral Mexican restaurant in Bremerton. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call (360) 692-2540.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever 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

ORGANIC GARDENS YOU CAN EAT: A series of four class designed and taught by the Master Gardeners will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton next month. Topics will cover everything from soil to planning to planting. Registrations are available online at http://kitsap.wsu.edu/events. Deadline is Sept. 12.

DRAGONFLY FARMS NURSERY: Located at 34881 Hansville Road in Kingston hosts a farmers market featuring local artisans from 12-4 p.m. every Friday. Info: www.dragonflyfarmsnursery.com or call (360) 638-1292.

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

KRL HOSTS SUMMER FAMILY MOVIES: Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library, Fridays at 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Library, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Silverdale and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo branch. Free. Call each branch for dates and films. Info: www.krl.org, or call Sylvan Way at(360) 405-9100, Bainbridge at (206) 842-4162, Silverdale at (360) 692-2779 or Poulsbo at (360) 779-2915.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: One of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the Northwest — located at 7369 Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near the Bremerton airport — hosts weekly double features of current box office movies. Open seven days a week starting in mid-June. For show times, movies slated and ticket information, go to www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

THE CHANGING SCENE THEATRE: Presents Morning Fables, featuring dramatic readings of classic fables, stories and tales from Aesop, Grimm and others at 10 a.m. every Saturday beginning Sept. 2 at the CST playhouse, 5889 State Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Tickets are $3, kids under 2 free. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL: Registration for fall classes for grades one through nine is currently under way. Classes begin in mid-September. Interested parties may review classes and download registration forms online at http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/TheatreSchool.html. Info: Call (206) 842.8578 to learn more and register today.

‘SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD:’ Is on the slate for the Bremerton Community Theater from Sept. 5-28. Based on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” it tells the story of Oberon and Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream who magically find themselves in Hollywood, Calif., in 1935 on the set of the famous Warner Brother’s film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Info: 2-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (360) 373-5152.

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.

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) meets at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Bainbridge Island Public Library Meeting Room. Betty Kay Anderson, professional genealogist, presents “The Importance of Using PERSI (Periodical Source Index) for Genealogical Research.” Suggested donation for non-members $5. Info: www.rootsweb.com/~wabihs or (206) 842-6059.

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.

POULSBO CENTENNIAL, THE MOVIE: See images of Poulso and its people from 1908 to 2008 in a special presentation of “Poulsbo Centennial — The Movie” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kitsap Regional Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org, (360) 779-2915.

IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION: Eagle Harbor Book Company presents an identity theft prevention workshop by USA Today tech reporter Byron Acohido, co-author of the book “Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Steal Your Money and Identity” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

WINE TASTING: Olympic Wine Shop will host a tasting of six cabernets out of brown paper bags to decide the favorites and match that against the most expensive and the most affordable at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the shop next to Taprock Grill in Poulsbo Village. Info: (360) 697-9463.

AUCTION FOR THE ARTS: A swanky affair from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Wing Point Country Club, is an annual benefit for four of Bainbridge’s “indespensible” nonprofit cultural organizations Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Chorale, the Arts and Humanities Council and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Info: Call Susan at (206) 842-4560.

BAINBRIDGE DANCE CENTER PRESENTS: Its fall faculty showcase exhibiting BDC instructors’ broad backgrounds of ballet, jazz and modern technique at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors. Info: www.bainbridgedancecenter.org, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569

EXPLORING DEEP ECOLOGY: An eight-week sustainability course, presented by Stillwaters Environmental Center, begins Sept. 17. The discussions will be from 7-9 p.m. each Wednesday at the center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. The book of readings is from the Northwest Earth Institute which sponsors discussion groups all over the country. Cost: $30 per person, $40 per household. Info: Joleen@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or (360) 297-2876.

EVERY WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a drop in basis, the Naval Undersea Museum hosts wild, wacky and sometimes wet Wednesdays will feature hands-on activities, crafts projects, films, Boots the Diver and more. Free admission. Info: Call (360) 396-5547.

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.

THE CRUISIN’ SEASON IS: Back in full swing as every Wednesday evening now through September, classic car enthusiasts gather and bring their rides out to Buck’s A&W, 1700 Mile Hill Drive. in Port Orchard. All ages welcome, 5-8 p.m., know your classic car rules. Info: (360) 876-9088.

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.

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