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What’s going on

What’s going on

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). 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 e-mail sharonrs@aol.com. Info: www.christmasinthecountry.info.

ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOP: Learn some basic techniques for turning recycled books into works of art from 4-6:30 p.m. today at the Sylvan Way Library. For either session, bring a hardback book or purchase one for 50 cents from the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.

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.

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.

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.

CSTOCK AUDITIONS FOR: The musical version of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe will be from 12-5 p.m Nov. 1 and from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 2 in the A-frame building of the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Auditions open to ages 8 and up, prepare a song and provide the music. Info: Contact the director Gary Spees at gar2967@msn.com

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

CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN: The Dauntless Bookstore will host a hauntingly good time from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 31 with games, crafts and treats in its children's bookhouse, followed by trick-or-treating throughout town and free admission to the Gamble Museum. Admission is $5 per family, a can of food per child. Info: www.dauntlessbooks.com, (360) 297-4043.

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

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 e-mail 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. 6, 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. 2, 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 DANCE CLASSES: Jerry and Becky Deeter begin another set of six-week classes through Central Kitsap Community Schools through Nov. 6. Basic class will be from 7-8:15 p.m., followed by intermediate from 8:15-9 p.m. at Fairview Jr. High School, 8107 Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Cost is $70 per couple, $60 for seniors. Info: Call Jerry at (360) 779-4686 or CK Community Schools at (360) 662-1638.

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

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 Nov. 5-21, 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.

PRINTMAKERS INVITATIONAL: The Roby King Gallery’s hosts its annual printmaking exhibition featuring woodcuts, linocuts, monotypes and more from a variety of artists throughout October at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

THREE BY THREE: Three new works by three local fine wood furniture and sculpture artists — Robert Spangler, Howard Todd and Cecil Ross — will be featured throughout October at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

WORD: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts artists explore what happens when the meaning of words and how they look overlap in it’s show “Word,” up throughout October at 151 Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS:’ Carrying on the tradition of the now defunct West Side Burrito Connection and Metropolis galleries, the Artists for Freedom and Unity presents the ninth annual Day of the Dead grisly group art show. The show will hang through the end of October at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS SHOW: An exhibit featuring artists from the South Kitsap Artists Association will hang through Oct. 30 at the Sidney Musuem and Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

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

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

NIGHTMARE ON BRIEN DRIVE: The Haunted Bainbridge Commons takes up residence from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 at 370 Brien Dr. near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Recommended for ages 13 and up with tricks by the Island Metro Parks and Rec. and treats by Mud Puddle Coffee. Tickets are $5 plus donation of a food item for Helpline. Info: Call Shannon at (206) 842-2306 ext. 25.

A HAUNTED WRECKING YARD: S.I.C Customs Inc. presents the 2008 Scrapyard Massacre from 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday in October at the Belfair Auto Wrecking Yard, two miles south of Bremerton National Airport, off to the right of Highway 3. Tickets are $12 at the gate, $2 off w/ food donation. Info: www.myspace.com/scarpyardmassacre.

KITSAP HAUNTED FAIRGROUNDS: Will be spooking from 5-11 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in East Bremerton. There will be one hour of lights on spooking followed by the full scare from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $20 VIP. Info: www.kitsaphauntedfairgrounds.com.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTED SHIP: The Bremerton Historical Ships Association is hosting their 3rd Annual Haunted Ship to raise funds for maintenance and restoration of the USS Turner Joy. The Turner Joy, located on the Bremerton Boardwalk, will be haunted from 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 29-30, 5:30-11 p.m. on Halloween. $5 admission. Info: Call John at (360) 478-6223.

LITERARY

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

THE MANETTE HOSTS: Local coverbands Say It Ain't Weezer and I Pity the Foo, starting at 9 p.m. Oct. 31. 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton.

THE CHARLESTON PRESENTS: Jacob and Leslie's wedding reception Scare-mony with Artimus Maximus, The Enemies Of, Y.I.A., Red, White and Die, the Extinct and 47 at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. No cover, costumes mandatory. Then at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 Gimme Guns will play with the Waste Aways and Flanders. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover for Halloween, $5 for Gimme Guns at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton.

WINTERLAND HOSTS: The Rock Hard Halloween Ball at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31, followed by Rocky Point All Stars with The Isms, Hard Money Saints and Mama Tried at the same time Nov. 1. Both shows are 21+, tickets only for Halloween, $5 cover for Rocky Point at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call (360) 479-5686.

BIG MOUTH MUSIC PRESENTS: This Time Next Year with Fireworks, Black Mamba, All Teeth and Running Circles at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the VFW on Central Valley Road in Bremerton. All ages, $8 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

TIZLEY'S EUROPUB HOSTS: Singer/songwriter Ali Marcus at 8 p.m. Nov. 1, followed by Celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at the same time Nov. 7 and Mark Moore at that time Nov. 8. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizley's, upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com or call (360) 394-0080.

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features Drew Williams Jazz and Blues with Mick Nicholson on bass at 8 p.m. Nov. 1. All ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com, (360) 692-9582.

CLEARWATER SPOOKTACULAR: The Clearwater Casino will be having a $14,000 Bag of Bones giveway from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31, along with costume contests at 4 and 10 p.m. and coverband Expertease playing pop favorites from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. that night. 21+, no cover at the Clearwater, near Agate Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Debbie Forrest brings her acoustic Americana folk from Houston, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, followed by Mukilteo indie songwriter Rachel Wiegand at the same time Nov. 1. Sunday, Nov. 2, 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.pegasuscoffehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

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. 1 and 11 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.

BIG MOUTH HOSTS: A Halloween Costume Party with Kane Hodder, Ken Parker, Madrid, ...Is Electric and Oceans at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. All ages, $8 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COMMONS: Presents The Onyx Chamber players, a chamber music ensemble featuring piano, violin, cello and viola playing Beethoven and Brahms at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Bainbridge Island Commons. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 seniors, $10 for students. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org, www.onyxchamberplayers.com.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Jazz sax and flute master Mark Lewis performs every Thursday with a different guest at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 Fourth St. in Bremerton. This week his guest will be Overton Berry on piano Oct. 30. Shows are all ages, no cover from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call El Coral at (360) 479-2239.

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.

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 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.

THE GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Hosts a 3-4-mile hike with biologist Stephanie Bailey through the Green Mountain Beaver Pond wetland complex at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 2. Limited to 15 participants. Non-GPC members welcome, but membership encouraged. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org or call (360) 373-3500.

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

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 LYNWOOD THEATRE: Presents "Frozen River" the story of a care-ravaged mother in a run-down trailer woman who crosses paths with a young, troubled mohawk woman, this week Oct. 31 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.

THE ORCHARD THEATER PRESENTS: "Religulous" along with "Choke," "Fireproof" this week tonight and Oct. 30 at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE FEATURES: Just one film this week as "Battle in Seattle" filmmaker Stuart Townsend's piece on the 1999 WTO riots comes to Bainbridge tonight and Oct. 30, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com.

‘GOOD FOOD’ THE FILM: As part of Green October, Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting a film that premiered at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival which introduces local farmers, ranchers, stores and restaurants that are building a sustainable food system at 5 p.m. tonight. Filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin will be present for both screenings. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘The Oxford Murders’ a 2008 thriller starring Elijah Wood, John Hurt and Leonor Watling as part of its Independent Film Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.

THEATER

'BLITHE SPIRIT:' Bremerton Community Theatre presents the 1940s-era Noel Coward piece Oct. 31 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.

IMPROV IN POULSBO: The Portable Reality Show will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $10. Available at www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.

KITSAP OPERA PREVIEW: The Kitsap Regional Library hosts an opera preview of "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart, a comedy of manners, at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Herringer Meeting Room at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in East Bremerton. The actual performances will be Nov. 21 and 23 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center. Info: Call (360) 405-9100.

THE EDGE IMPROV: The Bainbridge Performing Arts residence improv troupe will be tickling funny bones again at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at the BPA Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

BPA THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENTS: 'Broadway Musical Adventures" a celebration of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time at 5 p.m. Nov. 5, 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 Oct. 30-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.

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.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Poulsbo First Lutheran Church will host more than 40 vendors offering a variety of hand-crafted items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1, 18920 4th Ave. in Poulsbo.

GREEN AND GLOBAL HOLIDAY FAIRE: Alternative gifts for the Holiday Season from green and environmental speakers, presenters and vendors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Suquamish United Church of Christ, 18732 Division Ave. in Suquamish. Free admission.

'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.

SUSTAINABLE BAINBRIDGE HOSTS: A panel of experts discussing how to achieve a smaller carbon footprint and more sustainable options for the City of Bainbridge Island at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Dr. near Waterfront Park. Free. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.

'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.

PORT GAMBLE GHOST WALKS: Are slated throughout the month of October, exploring Port Gamble by flashlight, searching for ghosts throughout a town with a history of supernatural activity. Tours are slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Reservation required, $10 per person. Info: (360) 297-8074 or go to www.portgamble.com and select “Events.”

‘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

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