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ARTS & CRAFTS
THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or email@example.com for more information.
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.
A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A nonprofit, artist-owned and -run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.
THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year-old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic, and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay a monthly rent. To apply pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com.
THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Bob Ulsh at (360) 692-5375.
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 first Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Bob at (360) 308-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 TO ARTISTS
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: As part of its October One Community, One Book events, featuring Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck, the Bainbridge Public Library is compiling a collection of short, fictionalized sketches of life on Bainbridge Island written in the style of “Cannery Row.” Bainbridge Islanders are invited to craft their own fictional stories - up to 2,000 words long - about life on Bainbridge Island, past or present. Keep it fictional. Deadline is Oct. 23. A selection of sketches will be read at the San Carlos Restaurant on from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 1. Info: Kathleen Thorne ( 206) 842-0985.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The 16th annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, an arts & crafts event on Dec. 4-6, is now accepting inquiries for participation from artists, musicians and food vendors. Info: Director Sharon Soames at (206) 842-6883 or email@example.com.
CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 winter Studio Tour, slated for Dec. 4-6, respectively. Artists can apply for one or both events at this time. Application forms and more details can be found in the “For Artists” section of www.bistudiotour.com, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.
CVG SHOW 2010: Entry is now open for Collective Visions Gallery’s statewide CVG Show. Jake Seniuk, director of the Port Angeles Fine Art Center is this year’s juror. Once again more than $6,000 in prize money is available. Artists can enter in 2D, 3D and photographic art categories, at maximum dimension of 8 feet, via CAFE at www.callforartists.com. Deadline is Nov. 19. Info: (360) 377-8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.
AUDITIONS FOR CSTOCK’s: Holiday revue, “Christmas My Way — Featuring the Music of Frank Sinatra” will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. All auditions take place at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Info: www.cstock.org.
KITSAP CHORALE: Resumes rehearsals this month at Elim Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. Info: Don Dilley at (360) 908-9916.
SINGERS SOUGHT: Bainbridge Chorale has openings for singers in all voice parts for the 2009-10 concert season. Tenors and bases are especially needed. Info: (206) 780-2467 or www.bainbridgechorale.org.
BAINBRIDGE CHORALE YOUNG SINGERS: Has openings in its two youth choirs and Exploration Class for kindergarten and the first grade. Participants discover the joy in learning to sing well and in sharing their musical gifts with the community in performance. Info: (206) 780-CHOR or visit www.bainbridgechorale.org.
'LATIN NIGHT:' The Educated Feet dance company presents a salsa/latin lesson at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, followed by DJ'd Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, & Tango music from 8:15 - 10:30 p.m. at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $10 for adults/$5 teens. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
DANCE AT THE BREMERTON ELKS: The public is invited to attend dance classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine St., Bremerton. Pre-registration suggested, pay at first class; seniors and especially leaders encouraged. No partners required; class members invited to attend tea dance to follow. An intermediate west coast swing class meets at 10:30 a.m. and beginning night club two step meets at 11:30 a.m. Info: (360) 877-5181.
LEARN HOW TO LEAD: Men, especially, are invited to learn the simple techniques of being a good leader in ballroom dancing at weekly ballroom dance classes at the Bremerton Elks, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Info: Call Jan at 360) 877-5181.
BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.
LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Information: (360) 697-6753.
BAINBRIDGE FARMERS MARKET: Raspberries, currants and cherries are in, as are vine-ripened tomatoes and delectable salad fixins, at the Bainbridge Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Town Square at City Hall.
PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET: Is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Marina Park in Port Orchard. Info: www.pofarmersmarket.org.
SUQUAMISH FARMERS MARKET: Is from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14 at the corner of Suquamish Way and Division Ave, across from the Shell Station.
KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET: Is located at Mike Wallace Park at the Port of Kingston Marina from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through October. Vendors offer fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Local artisans bring wonderful handmade art and crafts and local musicians play live music. Info: kingstonfarmersmarket.com.
PORT GAMBLE SUNDAY MARKET: Will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday through September in Port Gamble. Local handmade and homegrown products are available everything from kiddie teepees and fused glass jewelry to potted flowers and pit barbecue. Info: www.portgamble.com.
THE BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Is open at its new location — Evergreen Park at the end of Pacific Street in Bremerton. The market will be open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 15, offering goods from local farmers, artists and businesses. Info: www.bremertonmarket.wordpress.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call call Jean at (360) 475-9153..
POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Features fresh produce, preserved food, art, crafts and live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical/dental center parking lot at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 779-6720.
SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET: Silverdale Farmers Market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, rain or shine. The market will feature fresh baked bread, jams, honey, beef jerky and sweet treats. Info: (360) 471-8219 or www.SilverdaleFarmersMarket.com.
INDOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Peninsula Farmers Market Association’ indoor farmers market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the Island Jamz Caribbean Restaurant, 1783 NE State Highway 308, Keyport. Available this time of year are bulb pots, fresh baked bread, jams, beef jerky, fresh cut herbs, art and crafts and veggie starts. Info: Monica at (360) 471-8219 or www.KeyportFarmersMarket.com.
HANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Is open at Dragonfly Farms Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road, Kingston, from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.dragonflyfarms or (360) 638-1292.
BAINBRIDGE HARVEST FAIR: The ninth annual Harvest Fair at the Johnson Farm will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27. There will be food, games, a 4-H petting zoo, seven hours of live music and more. A shuttle bus is available from the ferry. Info: Elizabeth Berg at (360) 540-0787 or http://trustforworkinglandscapes.org/
FOREST FESTIVAL: Exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to forestry, fish, wildlife, water quality, and recreation will be the focal point of this festival, which ties in to Old Mill Days in Port Gamble. Activities such as a logger’s breakfast, interpretive walks, story telling, and pony rides will be included to make for a complete family outing. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 in Port Gamble. Info: Cathy Houston at (360) 297-0570 or www.orm.com.
NAVAL UNDERSEA MUSEUM: The Naval Undersea Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine, on Sept. 26. The Naval Undersea Museum explores the fascinating story of the U.S. Navy’s heritage, operations, and science in the depths of the world’s oceans. Major exhibits interpret submarine technology, the ocean environment, torpedo and mine technology, and Navy diving and salvage. The current featured exhibit is entitled Trieste: The Deepest Dive and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the descent of the submersible Trieste to the deepest point in the world’s oceans. There will be free cake at noon and a children’s activity from 10 a.m. until noon. Info: (360) 396-5548.
ISLAND SCHOOL CARNIVAL: The Island school carnival noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-0400 or www.theislandschool.org.
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.
VOLUNTEER AT KIDIMU: Volunteer camp assistants are needed at the Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Adult volunteers also are encouraged. Info: (206) 855-4650 or email@example.com.
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.
GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
‘WHALES IN OUR MIDST:’ The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum features a new exhibit “Killer Whales in The Salish Sea” this month, covering the Native American Orca legends through present-day efforts at preservation, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open from 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tueday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, through September. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.
WATER AND FLOWERS: Painter Patty Watson and ceramicist Caralyn Kieckhaefer collaborate in the three-part show, “Water and Flowers” through Oct. 4 at the Kingston Art Gallery. Find the fine Art Gallery just up the hill from the ferry dock on Highway 104 at Cleo’s Landing. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
POULSBO ART WALK: This month at Verksted Gallery and Poulsbo Art Walk, local arts co-operative will be participating in the Poulsbo Art Walk on Sept. 25 with a book signing by pencil artist Eileen Sorg at the gallery. The Verksted Gallery is located at 18937 Front St NE, Poulsbo. Featured artists include Sanae Goveas’s pressed flower art work; Eileen Sorg’s renderings; Susan Hornseth’s sterling silver jewelry and Jerry Lyman’s antler objects. Info: (360) 697-4470 www.verkstedgallery.com.
THE SIDNEY ART GALLERY: Features Port Orchard artist Patrice Bruzas throughout the month of September, in a show of her sumi style paintings, both traditional black and white and some with color at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com, (360) 876-3693.
BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS: Introduces new bodies of work by four artists in September. BAC will show seven new landscapes by Scott Allen, a Bainbridge architect who paints the Eastern Washington landscape that he grew up with. The show will also include oil pastel landscapes, mostly views of Bainbridge, by Susan Croy Roth, new to BAC. Joan Spier, of Indianola, has a new body of small textile work. And Germaine Austin provides humor with an edge with line drawings in both pen-and-ink and scratchboard. BAC is at 151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or www.bainbridgeartscrafts.org.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: The 16th annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, an arts and crafts event held Dec. 4-6, is now accepting inquiries for participation. Info: Sharon Soames at (206) 842-6883 or email@example.com.
‘TWO ISLANDS, WATER AND LIGHT:’ A “visual haiku” collection of photographs by award-winning poet, Japanese arts and culture reporter for the International Herald Tribune and artist Colleen Rain will be featured at the Gallery at Grace Episcopal Church through Oct. 1 at 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge Island. Info: www.gracebainbridge.wordpress.com/the-gallery-grace
ART AT THE LIBRARY: Ray Styles’ oil paintings will be featured in September’s art exhibit at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org, www.raystyles.com.
COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Will feature Michelle Van Berkom’s impressionist watercolor landscapes in an exhibit titled “Northwest Passages” in its main show room during September, while the downstairs Board Room Gallery will host an exhibit titled “On the Verge” featuring art from guest artists who recently completed the EDGE program through the Artist Trust. Both shows will hang through the month at the CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com, www.michellevanberkom.com, www.artisttrust.org.
‘TOOLS; WOODEN BOXES:’ Are the objects in focus for the September exhibit at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, BAC artists look at the use, geometry, surface and ideas of tools. The show will hang through the month. Info: www.bacart.org.
BPA GALLERY: “Landscape: Gestures in Color,” an exhibit of oil paintings from Susan Arens, will be the September exhibit at the Bainbridge Performing Arts’ lobby gallery, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The show will hang through the month. Info: www.susanarens.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call Steven at (206) 842-1163.
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: “One Day at a Time,” oil paintings by Ken Van Der Does, will display from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31 at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. A First Friday reception is set for 5-8 p.m. Oct. Info: (360) 377-8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.
DESIGNER CLOTHING AND JEWELRY: By Dorothy Ling Skea Fashion Images and Suzanne Arless, designer/goldsmith will be on display Oct. 2-4 in the boardroom gallery at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.
KBAR RECEPTION: A preview of an elaborate display of Kitsap County’s sports history being prepared by the Kitsap-Bremerton Athletic Roundtable will be unveiled on Oct. 2 at the Kitsap Historical Museum in downtown Bremerton. A reception will be from 5-8 p.m. to coincide with First Friday. Admission is free. The museum is located at 280 Fourth St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-6226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCAL AUTHOR: June Cotner will be presenting, reading and signing copies of “Serenity Prayers,” a work of compilations, at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Liberty Bay Books in downtown Poulsbo during the art walk. Info: www.poulsboartwalk.com.
WEST SOUND READS: Will present Philippa Gregory, the internationally known and No. 1 New York Times-bestselling author of “The Other Boleyn Girl,” at a free community event at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St., Bremerton. This is Gregory’s only Pacific Northwest stop on her nine-city U.S. book tour. Reserved seating is available. Info: www.libertybaybooks.com.
ALZHEIMERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT: “Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimers’s disease,” by Holly Hughes, Tess Gallagher and contributing writers will be the topic of conversation at 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.
BI BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org, www.krl.org
SELDEN EDWARDS: Will read from his work, “The Little Book,” which was written over the course of 30 years, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Eagle Harbor Books. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332.
POULSBOHEMIAN ARMCHAIR POETRY: John Willson, John Davis, and Jenifer Browne Lawrence read their work starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse at 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Brief open-mic session to follow. Admission is ffree. Hot drinks and snacks for sale. Info: Nancy Rekow at (360) 842-4855 or go to www.poulsbohemian.com or call.
WRITING WORKSHOP: Senior bookseller and renowned author Ann Combs (Helter Shelter, Smith College Never Taught Me to Salute) will lead a writing workshop on creating short fictionalized sketches of Bainbridge Island at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Eagle Harbor Book Company. The bookstore is located at 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: Kathleen Thorne at (360) 842-0985 or email@example.com.
AARON ELKINS AT EAGLE HARBOR: Aaron Elkins will introduce his new book, “Skill Duggery,” his 17th in the Gideon Oliver mystery series, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Eagle Harbor Books. The event is free . Two seats may be reserved with an advanced purchase of the book. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.aaronelkins.com.
FIELDS END PRESENTS: Registration is now open for a one-day seminar with world-renowned creative writing expert Jurgen Wolffon Oct. 17 at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas. Early bird registration is $65 through the month of August. Day of registration will be from 8:45-10 a.m. and the presentation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas, 403 N. Madison, Bainbridge. Registration is $85, group fee (five or more people registering together) is $60. Info/registration: www.fieldsend.org/Event.html.
WINTERLAND: Hosts the third annual Round Robin Rock-a-thon featuring a slate of local musicians whose names are put in a hat and randomly drawn out to form bands on the evening, starting at 9 p.m. Sept. 25. At the same time the next night, Victor Cutoff shares the stage with The F’n A’s, Warning Track and Psycho 78, Sept. 26. Sunday will be the last Rockbones BBQ of the season with Holley 750 (from Denver) Artimus Maximus and The Shiners at 4 p.m. Sept. 27. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
THE MANETTE SALOON: Features blues rock band Coldshot at 9 p.m. Sept. 25, followed at the same time the next night by The New Affair with Broke City (from Las Vegas) Sept. 26. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.
THE CHARLESTON: Hosts Beneath All Kaos w/ Sleep is the Enemy and Viridian Forest at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, followed at the same time the next night by Pull Out Quick with Puke Rocket and more, Sept. 26. Next week, Hudson Criminal plays with On Edge Sept. 29, followed at the same time the next night by Raw Power with the Dehumanizers, The Assasinators and Red, White & Die Sept. 30. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
ROMEOS: Hosts Talk Jonny with Miniature at 9 p.m. Sept. 25, 6812 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/romeosrocks.
MOONDOGS TOO: Features classic rocker Tim Hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 on the outdoor patio stage, followed at the same time the next night by the blues rock Sour Owl Band, Sept. 26. Both shows are 21+, no cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Sunday, jazzmaster Mark Lewis plays the patio, all ages, no cover. Info: www.moondogstoo.com.
THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features Matt’s Marry Jane at 8 p.m. Sept. 25, all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Next week, CSTOCK presents a revue of it’s current production ‘Little Women’ at 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Info: www.theglobalbean.com
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Lucy Dickinson and Brad Yaeger, The “Sweet and Sour” Show (www.lucydickinsonmusic.com or www.bradyaeger.com) will perform at the Pegasus Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. At that same time on Sept. 26, singer/songwriter Tamara Lewis www.tlewismusic.com), with Auntmama from KBCS Radio opening with a story. The Pegasus is located at 131 Parfitt Way SW, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-6725.
TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Features the Mojo Blues Band at 9 p.m. Sept. 26, all ages, no cover at Tizleys, located upstairs off Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub
THE HI FIDELITY LOUNGE: Features country stringer Shawn Jones at 9 p.m. Sept. 26. 21+, $5 cover at Hi Fidelity, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.hifidelitylounge.wordpress.com.
ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Hosts The F’n A’s with Psycho 78, The Lolligaggers, Premise Beach and Landing Party at 8 p.m. Sept. 25, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.
THE CLEARWATER CASINO: Features The Spazmatics’ 80s pop from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 25, followed at the same time the next night by The Afrodisiacs’ disco hits, Sept. 26. Both shows are 21+, no cover in the Beach Rock Lounge at the Clearwater Casino located near the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
HELP TRACK SALMON: Volunteers are needed help track salmon spawning in Bainbridge Island streams this fall. Teams will visit island streams once a week from early October through December in the fifth year of this program, which is sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council, the city, the Suquamish Tribe, and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Participants must be at least 14 years old and must be able to navigate uneven surfaces and slopes and cross streams on slippery logs. A training session will be at 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 starting at Bainbridge Island City Hall and ending alongside Cooper Creek. Spaces are limited and are on a first signed-up basis. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: (206) 780-1246.
MATINEES THAT MATTER: “Red Gold” is a film about a 15 square mile copper and gold mine proposed for the Bristol Bay, Alaska, watershed. It documents the growing unrest among Alaska Native, commercial, and sport-fishermen who, despite the mining company’s promises of a clean project, fear for their livelihoods and the environment. Q & A follows. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge and the Historic Lynwood Theatre. The film airs at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27. The theater is located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE. $9 all seats. Info: (206) 842-4439 or www.sustainablebainbridge.net.
METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: Tickets for the 2009-2010 season of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD at the Bainbridge Cinema are on sale now. The season starts with Puccini’s “Tosca” at 10 a.m. Oct. 10, 403 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for children. Season passes also available. Info: www.bainbridgepavilion.com.
THE EDGE ON STAGE: Join The Edge Improv at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Bainbridge Performing Arts for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. Info: (206) 842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
EDGE IMPROV: Makes its radio debut on KUWW Public Radio on Cookus Interruptus,which airs at 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 7. Info: (206) 842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
‘THE PRODUCERS:’ After putting together another Broadway flop, beleaguered producer Max Bialystock teams up with timorous accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to stage the world’s worst show. “The Producers” will stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 9-25. Tickets are $24 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS:’ Western Washington Center for the Arts presents the classic set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon through Oct. 11 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for kids and military at WWCA, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-SHOW.
‘THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH:’ Bremerton Community Theatre features the George Axelrod play about a man recently abandoned by his wife of seven years who finds libido and fights his conscience for it through Oct. 4. Curtains are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays at BCT, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.
MARY LOU SANELLI: Will present a one-woman show from her memoir “The Immigrant’s Table” for one-night only, with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors, students, military and teachers. Info: www.marylousanelli.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
THE ADMIRAL THEATRE: Hosts its annual $100-ticket gala auction at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Each table will be themed around a different iconic Broadway play to go along with a host of food and beverages and auction items. Tickets are $100. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org.
THEATRICAL MOVING SALE: The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest is downsizing and will be hosting a huge moving sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at its former location, 5889 State Highway 303 near the Orowheat Bakery in Bremerton. Books, clothes, costumes, stage props and more. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.
YOUR FAMILY TREE: Kari Frogden, Director of the Family History Center, will go over tips and strategies for uncovering your family heritage at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Sylvan Way Library, as part of the Kitsap Regional Library’s monthlong “Treasuring the Past.” Also check out a visit with Harriet Tubman at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Port Orchard Library and scarpbooking techniques Sept. 26, 28 and 30 in Bainbridge, Bremerton and Poulsbo. Free. Info: www.krl.org.
DOLL SHOW & SALE: Kitsap doll club is hosting its annual doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 Sons of Norway Hall in Bremerton, adjacent to Olympic College. There will be vendors selling all types of new and antique dolls, bears, miniatures, and accessories for dolls. Refreshments and lunch are available and entry is $2. There will be door prizes and a Raffle of a Betsy McCall doll and wardrobe made by the club members. All proceeds of the raffle will go to support the YWCA Women’s A.L.I.V.E. Shelter. Info: (360) 871-7359 or Sandy@wavecable.com.
SCRAPBOOKING: Lia Burbridge will teach scrapbooking techniques at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N. The event is free. Info: (360) 842-4162.
OPEN HOUSE: The Olympic Radio Control Association will host an open house at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the club field near Port Gamble. Spectators are welcome. A computer flight simulator as well as “buddy box” controls will be available for anyone who would like to try flying an electric or glow fuel powered model airplane. Attendance at the event is free, donations accepted. Info: Paul Below at (360) 779-2961 or www.flyorca.com/.
ARTSALIVE: A Celebration of Northwest arts, culture and community will be Oct. 16 at the Norm Dicks Government Center. ArtsALIVE 2009 will include food, wine, music, dancing and a marketplace. Red Carpet entrance at 6 p.m. $25 includes hors d’oeuvres and wine. Marketplace will open at 10 a.m. All proceeds support the YWCA ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in a Violent Environment) Shelter. Info: (360) 479-0522 or email@example.com.
PLUS OR MINUS 50 SINGLES: Meets the from 6-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cleo’s Landing, 11215 State Highway 104 NE, Kingston. Bring munchies to share and your own beverages. Info: (360) 297-4414.