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GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR: The winter edition marks its 25th anniversary this year with another self-guided tour of artists’ studios around Bainbridge Island Dec. 5-7. Maps and more available at www.bistudiotour.com. Info: (206) 842-0504.
THE STUDENTS OF SUQUAMISH PHOTOVOICE: A dialogue-inducing art exhibit, in which Suquamish student photographers were invited to take pictures of the people and places with significance in their lives, will be featured at a reception from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
‘ENCHANTED MIRRORS:’ An art show by local gallery owner Sally Prangley, devoted entirely to the object that reflects our outer selves, will hang in the lobby of the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The show will be on view during performances and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through December. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
OLD TOWN SILVERDALE ART WALK: The Christmas Edition will be from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12, marking the 5th anniversary of the quarterly art walks with an evening of art, food, carolers, Santa Clause and more, including food bank and toy donation depots and featured artists throughout Old Town Silverdale. Free admission. Info: www.oldtownartwalk.com.
A RECEPTION FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: Patrick Gulke and Drew Kunz will be featured along with their work from 4-6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.
COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Features “Impressions of Places — Landscapes 2008” an exhibit by pastel artist Jackie Bush-Turner in the main gallery throughout December, while Michael Kilgore's steel and ceramic sculpture will inhabit the boardroom gallery. Both shows will hang through the month while the artists will be feted with a reception from 5-8 p.m. on First Friday, Dec. 5 at the CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.
THE ISLAND GALLERY: Is celebrating its sixth anniversary with two special exhibits — its fourth Annual Wearble Art Show featuring textile and jewelry artists from all over the world in addition to a collection of works by Alison Keogh in the north gallery called “Landscape – a different view.” Both shows will hang through Jan 23, with an artists' reception slated for 6-8 p.m. First Friday, Dec. 5 at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net, (206) 780-9500.
BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS: Will feature an exhibit titled “Function and Form: Art That Works” in December. A smorgasboard of artists will help celebrate the final exhibit of BAC’s 60th anniversary year. The exhibit will hang through December, while an artists’ reception is slated from 6-8 p.m First Friday, Dec. 5 at 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.
THE DOWNTOWN BREMERTON LIBRARY: Will be featuring the recycled art treasures of Deborah Hopper during the First Friday Artwalk, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 377-3955.
THE ARTCRAFT COALITION: At the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse presents an exhibit titled “Kick Ass Broads” featuring images of kick-ass broads like Betsy Ross, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Joan of Arc and others rendered by coalition members. The exhibit hangs through Dec. 31 at the Poulsbohemian, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call (360) 779-9199.
JAK'S CAFE AND ESPRESSO: Will feature impressionist painter Judie Odell and her work in watercolor, acrylic, oil and collage throughout December at its shop, 19355 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. Info: Call (360) 394-5257.
OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE GROUP: The Bainbridge/Poulsbo group presents an unexpected twist on the classic holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” with performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 6-7. Tickets are $18, $32 for 2, $45 for 3 and so on, $12 general admission for the Thursday dress rehearsal. Info: Call (206) 842-1205 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PENINSULA DANCE THEATRE: Marks its 35th birthday and 30 years of performing the “Nutcracker Ballet” at 8 p.m. Dec. 5-6, 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, at Bremerton High School, 1500 13th St. in Bremerton. Tickets are $22 for reserved seats, $17 for festival seating, $12 for students/seniors, $10 children. Family tickets are also available. Info: www.peninsuladancetheatre.org or call (360) 377-6214.
SPRINKLED WITH HOLIDAY FAVORITES: Local jazz master saxophonist/flutist Mark Lewis will be giving a special Christmas concert, featuring Allen Alto on guitar at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the New Dehli Indian Restaurant, 221 Washington Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info: www.marklewismusic.com.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: A tour of the historic homes and farms of Bainbridge Island which features local hand-made arts and crafts in addition to pony rides, live music, holiday themes and more, will be 1- a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5-6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 throughout Bainbridge. Self-guided, maps available at www.christmasinthecountry.info. Info: (206) 842-3700.
BETHEL AVENUE BOOK COMPANY: Will host a Holiday Open House, featuring a raffle, discounts, food and drink all weekend Dec. 6-7, 1037 Bethel Ave. in Port Orchard. From 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6 a slate of authors -- Cassandra Firman, Philip Blakelee, Steve Curtis, Ph.D, Kurt Mondloch, Hal Burton and David Kennedy McCulloch -- will be signing copies of their books. Info: www.bethelavebook.com or call (360) 876-7500.
THE HOMETOWN BAND: A longstanding volunteer community big band will be performing throughout the county this holiday season, with dates at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Bethany Lutheran Church on Bainbridge, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Silverdale Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Redeemer United Methodist Church in Kingston, 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Clear Creek Nursery and at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Hansville Community Center in Hansville. Info: www.hometownband.org.
COLLAGE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the local holiday tradition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club off of Chico Way in Bremerton. Free admission. Info: (360) 895-9171 or (360) 551-3234.
BREMERTON SYMPHONY AND CHORALE: Present "Holiday Joy" a special classical/chorale concert featuring Respighi's Laud to the Nativity, A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas and traditional holiday selections with guest artists at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 12th St. in Bremerton. A pre-concert chat precedes the holiday show at 6:30 p.m. All ages, tickets are $24 for adults, $10 for youth. Info: www.bremertonsymphony.org or call (360) 373-1722.
PORT GAMBLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: The traditional weekend of handmade crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, roving carolers and a visit from Santa in the 1850's mill town of Port Gamble will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13-14 throughout Port Gamble. Info: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.
PICTURES WITH SANTA: The East Bremerton Friends of the Library are hosting free pictures with Santa Clause from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Sylvan Way Library off of Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.
THE 25th ANNUAL WINTER STUDIO TOUR: A free, self-guided tour on Bainbridge Island will be Dec. 5-7 featuring holiday lights and decor, cookies, cider and even some carolers all around Bainbridge. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, each studio will be giving away a basket full of art and treats from Studio Tour artists. For complete details including a list of studios, artists, photos, and a map, go to the Studio Tour website: www.bistudiotour.com or call Dinah at (206) 842-0504.
CAROLING FOR FOOD: A Sleigh Bells Caroling Competition will hit the streets of Poulsbo from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 13. Carolers will transform street corners and downtown businesses on Front Street into a live musical theater, raising funds for North Kitsap's Fishline Food Bank in Poulsbo. Spectators can vote for their favorite singing group that day. Info: www.caroling4food.com.
SANTA ARRIVES BY BOAT: In Port Orchard, via the Carlisle II foot ferry, for the City of Port Orchard's 10th Annual Festival of Chimes & Lights, slated for 1-8 p.m. Dec. 6 throughout downtown Port Orchard, with a Holiday Pet Costume, children's crafts, free coffee, cocoa, cider, chili and cookies, hay rides and more. Info: www.portorchard.com.
$1 THANKSGIVING DINNER: Moondogs, Too will be hosting a $1 Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27 with all the fixins. Any tips/cash over $1 will go directly to the South Kitsap Foodline as the bar and grill will also be taking donations for Helpline throughout the winter season. Info: www.moondogstoo.com, www.helplinefoodbank.com.
BAINBRIDGE CHORALE PRESENTS: Its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and again at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church 11042 Sunrise Dr. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors, $12 for sudents. The Dec. 7 matinee will be preceded by a guest lecture with Zon Eastes, executive director of Bainbridge Island Arst and Humanities Council. Info: www.biahc.org or call (206) 780-2467.
FARMHOUSE HOLIDAY FAIR: From 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5 and again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, a historic South Kitsap 1916-era farmhouse will be transformed into a boutique offering unique items from local artists and crafters at 4154 Rodstol Lane Farm in Southworth, less than a mile from the Southworth ferry dock. Admission is free. Info: Call Cynthia at (360) 509-2119 or e-mail email@example.com.
STILLWATERS YULETIDE AUCTION: The annual Holiday party hosted by the Stillwaters Environmental Center will be from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Port Gamble Theater, across the street from the Port Gamble General store, featuring live music, food, drink, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 adv. Proceeds benefit the programs of Stillwaters. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: The 15th Annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, a holiday shopping extravaganza with locations throughout the island, will be Dec. 5-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The free, country-inspired driving tour begins at the South end of the Island at the Lynwood Commons and travels through a near-dozen different locations. Info: www.christmasinthecountry.info.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Baibridge. Info: www.bifriends.org, www.krl.org.
THE BREMERTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Will hold a benefit book fair over the weekend from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at Barnes & Noble in the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. During that time, B&N will donate up to 20% of every sale made with the symphony's special book fair voucher number to the BSO youth orchestra Dec. 6 and to the symphony orchestra Dec. 7. Members of the youth orchestra will be gift-wrapping each day. Info: www.bremertonsymphony.org, or call the store at (360) 698-0945.
GREAT PICTURE BOOKS: Kitsap Regional Library youth services librarian Carmine Rau will explore award-winning, classic and favorite picture books (just in time for holiday shopping) at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
PUPPET MASTER AND WORLD TRAVELER MARY SHAVER: Will perform her special family holiday program "Shomaker and The Elf" at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARD WINNER: George Shannon will lead the next Field's End Writers' Roundtable on the topic "Does size really matter? Age of reader--length of book" at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org or call the library at (206) 842-4162.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER STEVEN KAZLOWSKI: Will present some 200 of his Arctic photos along with first-person accounts of his adventures following polar bears and other Arctic wildlife and compelling essays by noted authors on climate change issues at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
STORYTELLER JUDITH KAY: Will give a lively interpretation of Eric Kimmel's tale "Hersel and the Hanukkah Goblins" at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Local poets Anne Kundtz, Ellen Elizabeth and Jennifer Hager will be reading at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Poulsbohemian Coffee house off of Front St. in Poulsbo. An open mic will follow the featured readers at the next session of the Poulsbohemian Poetry Series. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.
THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Will be hosting a night of spoken word, open to all at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 318 N Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.
'THE BIG BOOK BUY:' A fundraiser for the South Kitsap Public School Libraries and the South Kitsap Public Education Foundation, will be hosted by the Bethel Avenue Book Store, 1037 Bethel Ave. throughout December. Twenty percent of purchases will go to the education foundations. Info: www.bethelavebook.com or call (360) 876-7500.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
THE CHARLESTON: Hosts Ravages of Time with Libretto and guests at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by local rapper Concrete with guests at the same time Dec. 4 and Assassinators with Cyanide Destruct, Rum Rebellion, Hammered Grunts, I Defy and Y.I.A at the same time Dec. 5. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
THE GLOBAL BEAN: Hosts a bluegrass jam session at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by the Verdi String Ensemble at the same time Dec. 4, then features solo five-string bassist Kimberly Lynn at 8 p.m Dec. 5 and the Dave Carson jazz trio at the same time Dec. 6. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at The Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com
WINTERLAND: Features KW Miller and Jack Parker of Rocky Point All Stars acoustic at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 4, followed by the Portland tribute band Say It Ain't Weezer along with Robot Pi for the Slaughter County Roller Vixens after party at the same time Dec. 5 and NoMake with Hills of Elysium and Lefthead at the same time Dec. 6. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Hosts the local Celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 8 p.m. Dec. 5, followed by Mark Moore at the same time Dec. 6. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID at Tizleys, located upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Larry Dewey will play acoustic-based Americana with special guests at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, followed by Rolf Jones-Moore with original blues, jazz and boogie piano at the same time Dec. 6 and an open mic for all styles at that time Dec. 7. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
SLIP 45: Hosts Puget Sound dance band Just Dirt at 9 p.m. Dec. 6, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/slip45music.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA: Will strike up Bach, Grieg, Dvorak and Handel at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bethany Lutheran Church at the intersection of Finch and High School Road on Bainbridge Island. Free admission. Info: www.biyo.us or call (206) 855-7927.
JAZZ SAXOPHONIST/FLUTIST MARK LEWIS: Will be back in residence at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 4th St. in Bremerton, with Robert Matthews on bass Dec. 11 and Pete Toyne on guitar Dec. 18. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call El Coral at (360) 479-2239.
THE ZEITGEIST CONCERT SERIES: Hosts a holiday extravaganza with The Pharmacy, The Electric Lemonade Project and more at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road in Rolling Bay on Bainbridge. All ages. Info: www.myspace.com/zeitgeistconcertseries, www.islandmusic.org.
JINGLE DJANGO JAZZ: An evening of extraordinary art and gypsy jazz provided by the Bainbridge band Ranger and the Re-Arragners at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids. Info: www.theislandgallery.net, www.rangerswings.com.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Coyote Grace comes to Bainbridge on its fall CD release tour, playing at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 followed by the Sam Marshall Trio at the same time Nov. 29. Sunday, Nov. 30, will be an open mic for all styles. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
WINTERLAND HOSTS: The "All This Poultry Carnage Show" with Kilkahl, Steelscape and Madmartigan at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 28, followed by The Isms with Ruxton Towers and more at the same time Nov. 29. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
THE CHARLESTON HOSTS: An acoustic night with Jaymz Benson, Folkbot, Jesse Noll, Trucker on Speed and Victims Voices at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by Camp Slack's Sixth Annual Thanksgiving Potluck show with Mythological Horses, Saucy Yoda, YIA, SGFY, 47 and more at 5 p.m. Nov. 27. Then at 7 p.m. Nov. 28, Alligators jam with Jesse Noll, Trucker on Speed and Madrid while Shades of Sanity, Blood and Thunder, Arsenal Way and more share the stage Nov. 29. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover Nov. 26, 28 and 29 at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Features 3D Witch Hunt with Courage for a Lion, Talk Jonny, Chyeah! Chyeah! and Amsterjam at 7 p.m. Nov. 28. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.
TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Feautres local bluesman Peter Spencer at 8 p.m. Nov. 28. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys on Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com or call (360) 394-0080.
THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: A celtic jam session tonight, followed by Sarah Angel's contemporary sound at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and eclectic guitarist Jim Bybee at the same time Saturday. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com
LOCAL JAZZMAN MARK LEWIS: Will be giving a concert with local master Allen Alto on guitar at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the New Delhi Indian Restaurant at 221 Washington Ave. in downtown Bremerton, providing an evening of jazz sprinkled with holiday favorites. All ages, no cover. Info: www.marklewismusic.com.
COASTAL CAFE IN KINGSTON: Hosts Ralph Baker's blues and ballads from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 in next to Soho Teriyaki in the Kingston Thriftway Parking Lot. Info: www.coastalcafe-kingston.com or call (360) 297-3326.
THE NEXT CVG CONCERT IN THE GALLERY: Will feature vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Cruso at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $13 adv/$16 d.o.s. Info: www.collectivevisions.com, www.rockisland.com/~carolyncruso.
THE COMMUNITY SINGERS: Are a group of regular people who sing at local nursing homes, hospitals, shelters and other community gatherings. They are always looking for more singers. No auditions, no singing experience necessary. Just heart, they say. Info: www.communitysingers.org or call (206) 842-5485.
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.
JAZZ AT THE BAYSIDE BROILER: Upstairs on the wharf, 18779 Front Street, Poulsbo, will feature the jazz trio The Lindsays from 6-8 p.m. every Friday and Don Wiens' mellow jazz on Tenor Sax from 5:45-8:45 p.m. every Saturday. Info:www.baysidebroiler.net.
BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close every Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.
THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.
THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.
THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.
ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge — include:
A jazz ensemble workshop: from 7-9:20 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. $5 donation requested. Info: E-mail Mike at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 697-6192.
Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: email@example.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
GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Will host its final nature walk of 2008, with Kitsap naturalist Jim Trainer leading an expedition beginning at 10 a.m., Dec. 6 at Guillemot Cove on the Hood Canal. Breathtaking views of the Olympics from the shoreline aer matched with a salmon bearing stream and even a stump house. Limited to 25 participants. Non-members welcome. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org or call (360) 373-3500 to register.
GUILLEMOT COVE WALK: Kitsap naturalist Jim Trainer will lead the next/final Great Peninsula Conservancy nature walk of 2008, at 9 a.m. Dec. 6 at Guillemot Cove on the Hood Canal in Seabeck. The cove is home to old growth trees, a salmon-bearing stream and a breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains. The walk is approximately three miles roundtrip. Limited to 25 participants. Non-members welcome. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org or call (360) 373-3500 to reserve at spot.
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.
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
THE SPYGLASS FILM APPRECIATION SOCIETY: A Port Orchard-based film club will be watching
"It's A Wonderful Life:"At 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in the back meeting room of the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Free. Info: www.krl.org or call Wally at (360) 876-2224.
THE ISLAND FILM GROUP: A group centered on movies, popcorn and conversation, will watch "The Day the Earth Stood Still" at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
THE ORCHARD THEATRE PRESENTS: "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" this week, Nov. 28-Dec. 6. For tickets and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.
'ONCE UPON A MATRESS': Bainbridge Performing Arts family holiday show, the Broadway musical retelling of 'The Princess and the Pea' will play Dec. 11-21 with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
A SPECIAL IMPROVISED HOLIDAY MUSICAL: Will be presented by the Jewel Box Theater resident improv troupe The Portable Reality Show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $10, available through brownpapertickets.com. Info: myspace.com/improvrox, www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.
ISLAND THEATRE: Presents a staged reading of Tom Dudzick's "Greetings," a comedic alternative to "A Christmas Carol," at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. $5 suggested donation. Info: www.islandtheatre.org, www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162. THE SALVATION OF IGGY SCROOGE: CSTOCK presents a modern rock version of the Dickens classic "Scrooge," starting at 7:30 p.m. The show will run through Dec. 21 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays at CSTOCK, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Info: www.cstock.org.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE: For the Ovation! Musical Theater's holiday production of "Oliver!," the beloved family musical. Performances are slated from 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays Dec. 5-21 at the Bainbridge High School Theatre, 9330 NW High School Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for youth, $18 for seniors and students, $22 for adults. Info: www.ovationmtb.com.
'THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER:' Western Washington Center for the Arts dons the Holiday Season with the most inventively awful kids in the history of the world cast in the church Christmas pageant. The show will run through December with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-7469.
PLAID TIDINGS: A holiday sequel to the hit "Forever Plaid" will be playing at the Jewel Box, directed by Gwen Adams, through Dec. 6 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Nov. 16, 23 and Dec. 7. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
FINE ART OF GIVING: Collective Visions Gallery will be taking Foodline donations during this month's First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. A donation barrel will be up at the gallery while a selection of clearly marked artists will be donating a portion of proceeds from their work to Foodline this month. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.
'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS': A free holiday caroling event featuring members of Ovation! Musical Theater and the Bainbridge Chorale will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Donations for the Helpline House will be collected, song sheets will be provided and a reception will follow. Info: www.ovationmtb.com, www.bainbridgechorale.org.
OLYMPIC WINE SHOP'S: Annual Champagne Tasting will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Olympic Wine Shop next to Taprock NW Grill in Poulsbo Village. Appetizers will be served with a selection of bubblies. 21+, HOW MUCH admission. Info: Call (360) 697-9463.
SOLAR FOR SAKAI CELEBRATION: Community Energy Solutions has nearly completed phase one of Bainbridge Island's first community supported renewable energy project, installing 30 solar panels on top of the Sakai Intermediate School gymnasium. In celebration, they will be launching a campaign to raise funds for phase two -- 30 more panels by 2010 -- from 1:15-2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Sakai school gymn, 9343 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.cenergysolutions.org.
THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Will meet for its annual "Show and Tell" meeting where members share ancestral charts, family heirlooms and histories at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.bigenealogy.org or call (206) 842-6059.
KITSAP COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Will host its annual membership meeting from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the KCHS Museum at 280 Fourth St. in Bremerton. All members invited for potluck, live music and announcement of Board Member of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Info: www.kitsaphistory.org.
AGATE PASSAGE FRIENDS: A Quaker silent worship group hosts a discussion of spiritual poetry at 9 a.m. the first Sunday of every month at Seabold Hall, 14454 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.quaker.org/agate-passage.
KITSAP WINE SOCIETY: Will be hosting a cellar drive, asking folks to bring out their special bottles of wine to share with other wine lovers who will be uncorking a special bottle as well from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 6 at Ambrosia Catering, off of Wheaton Way in Bremerton. Volunteers needed, email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org to help. Info: www.kitsapwines.org.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET: The winter-edition of the Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 20 at Eagle Harbor Church at the corner of Madison Ave. and Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.
‘OPERATION SLEEPING BAG:’ Monica’s Waterfront Bakery in Old Towne Silverdale is accepting donations on behalf of the Taking It To The Streets ministry in their second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the fall. Info: www.waterfrontbakery.com or call (360) 698-2991.
‘THE BIG ONE:’ A traveling earthquake exhibit from the University of Washington’s Burke Museum will be at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Erickson Ave., through Dec. 31. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.
CHESS PLAYERS: The Kitsap Regional Library in downtown Bremerton hosts games with resident players from the Kitsap County Chess Club from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 377-3955.
FREE FIRST THURSDAYS: The board of directors at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum are now offering free admission to the museum, located at 215 Ericksen Ave. on Bainbridge, during the first Thursday of every month. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.
NEIGHBORHOOD CHESS GAMES: Are held from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club. Info: (360) 377-3955.
VIOLINISTS TO FIDDLERS: Interested in turning your violin into a fiddle? An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.
KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. All ages and experiences levels are welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.
THE GREAT NORWESTERS: Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at The Northwest Design Center — 18850 State Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Info: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.
KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”
LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For location call: (360) 271-5336.
ADOPTION GROUP: Kitsap Adoption Group hosts Adoption Chat, 9 a.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Silverdale Fire Station on Silverdale Way. information (360) 697-6910 or www.kitsapadoptiongroup.com.
WISH MEETS: Support group for families waiting to adopt, Waiting Is So Hard, meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Joe and Gayle Kohler home. Information (360) 662-0630 or www. kitsapadoptiongroup.com.
GAME NIGHT: Tuesday game nights 5-9 p.m. at The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Variety of board games, $2 minimum snack or beverage purchase.
KITSAP GEM AND MINERAL: Meets 7:30 p.m. second Friday monthly, Chico Alliance Church, Bremerton.
TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at Toastmasters meetings. Everyone welcome. Information Port Orchard, (360) 895-8519, Silverdale (360) 830-5834 or Poulsbo, (360) 297-2845.
SIGN LANGUAGE GROUP: Members of the deaf community, interpreters and sign students interested in gathering on an informal basis on Bainbridge or elsewhere. Information (206) 855-8027.
SINGLES CLUB: The Bremerton B&P Singles Club invites all adult singles to join them at activities, dances and socials each month. Information (360) 373-4675 or (360) 479-0317.
NK EAGLES: North Kitsap Eagles No. 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.