ARTS & CRAFTS
BLOOM VENDORS: Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour seeking art vendors for Art Fair. Application deadline Feb. 16. Information www.artshum.org.
IKEBANA CLASSES: Japanese flower arranging classes 10 a.m. to noon first and third Saturdays, Bainbridge Senior Center, Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island. Next class Jan. 20. Information (360) 297-2901.
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 Rd., Kingston or online at www.kingstonartgallery.com.
ART CLASSES: Adult drawing and painting classes 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, children’s classes 11 a.m. Saturdays, $15 per session. Figure drawing noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays. All classes Manchester Art Gallery, 8075 E. Main St., Manchester. Information (360) 551-9144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Art League meets weekly, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Rd., Poulsbo. All artists welcome to join, bring project to work on.
‘OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY’: Jewel Box Theatre audition for comedy “Other People’s Money,” 7 p.m. Jan. 19, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the theater, 220 Iverson St., Poulsbo. Seeking four men, two women. Information (360) 779-9688 or email@example.com.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS: Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra registration through January, grades 2-12. Cost $175, scholarships available. Open to all Kitsap County youth. For audition call (206) 842-0124.
CAPPELLA CHOIRS AUDITIONS: Cappella Choirs in Port Orchard seeking youth grades 3-12 for after-school choir programs. Also tour choir auditions for youth in grades 6-12. For information or to schedule an audition call (360) 895-3200.
ISLAND CONTRA: Third Saturday Contra Dance Jan. 20, Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd., Bainbridge Island. Beginners’ workshop 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Cost $8 adults, $3 ages 10-18. Tony Mates calls, Monkey Business plays. No experience or partner needed. Bring clean, non-marking shoes.
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 Rd., Bremerton. First night free, then $3 per lesson. Information at (360) 692-9335.
BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS: January shows at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, are printmaker Tracy Lang, sculptor Brian Berman and “Many Layers,” with Kate Dwyer, Anne Lewis and Karin Schminke.
GALLERY FRAGA: January show at Gallery Fraga, 166 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island is “Birds of a Feather,” group show.
KINGSTON ART GALLERY: January artist at Kingston Art Gallery, 25960 Central Ave. South NE, Kingston is watercolorist Ed Weston. Month-long Studio Sale with work from gallery members on sale.
CHECKERS ESPRESSO & GALLERY: January artist at Checkers Espresso & Gallery, 18881 Front St., Poulsbo, is painter Judy Odell, showing gicleé prints.
NORTHWEST DESIGN CENTER: January artist at Northwest Design Center, 18850 SR 305, Poulsbo, is Michael Matheson.
AMERICAN MARINE SILVERDALE: Showing through February at American Marine Bank, Silverdale, are Denise Mahoney, Amanda Davidson, Kelli Breeton-Fairall, Libby Sullivan, Maggie Huft and Evy Halvorsen.
CAFE RIVISTA: Kitsap Artists Association members exhibiting artwork at Cafe Rivista, 2966 NW Bucklin Hill Rd., Silverdale, through January.
COLLECTIVE VISIONS: January show at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton, is “Snow” with works by gallery members and “Pieces of You” with works by Eugenia Woolman.
SIDNEY ART GALLERY: January show at Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard is 30th Annual Student Art Show.
A BIG IDEA: January artist at A Big Idea, 724 Bay St., Port Orchard, is furniture designer and artist Bill Scheidler.
MANCHESTER GALLERY: “Figure Drawings, from the Figure Series,” with Greg Scott, Kristy Ewing and others, Jan. 13 through Feb. 12, Manchester Gallery, 8075 E. Main St., Manchester.
ITALY TRAVELOGUE: Matthew Brumley presents a region by region tour of Italy program, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Bainbridge Library.
EAGLE HARBOR AUTHOR: Seattle theologian Anthony Robinson presents “Common Grace: How To Be A Person and Other Spiritual Matters,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Bainbridge Island children’s author Lynn Brunnelle presents program for ages 4 and up based on her book, “Pop Bottle Science,” 11 a.m. Jan. 20, Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island.
GREAT DECISIONS: BIAHC and Bainbridge Library host Great Decisions Series beginning with Worldwide Migration, 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island. Seven more discussions to follow. Information at www.artshum.org or at the library.
BARNES & NOBLE AUTHOR: Author Laura Leist presents “Eliminate Chaos,” book on organizing your home and life, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Silverdale Barnes and Noble, Kitsap Mall.
FENCING DEMO: Metro Tacoma Fencing Club gives demonstration, 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard.
TEEN WRITERS GROUP: Peer-reviewed teen writers and artists group meets 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Port Orchard Library. Share work, submit material for library zine.
LIBERTY BAY BOOK GROUPS:
• JOY LUCK: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly.
• DAYTIME: 10 a.m. second Tuesday monthly.
• NONFICTION: 10 a.m. during third week monthly, call bookstore for date (360) 779-5909.
• EVENING: 7 p.m. third Wednesday, call for current meeting information.
• MYSTERY: 10 a.m. fourth Thursdays.
All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books, 18881-D Front St., Poulsbo. For information call (360) 779-5909.
KINGSTON BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20, Kingston Community Center.
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.
SILVERDALE WRITING GROUP: Unstructured writing group, 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Barnes and Noble café, 3108 NW Randall Way, Silverdale. All writers welcome.
WRITERS’ CRITIQUE GROUP: Share work with other writers, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Barnes and Noble café, 3108 NW Randall Way, Silverdale.
PEGASUS CAFE: Third Thursday Poets’ Night Out, Jan. 18; Katie Davis, Jan. 19; Steven Kattenbraker, Jan. 20. All shows 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Cafe, 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island. Suggested $5 donation. Open mic 7 p.m. Sundays.
PONDERAY CAFE: Mark Lewis, alto sax and flute, Ray Ohls, piano, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Ponderay Cafe and Lounge, 610 N. Callow, Bremerton.
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.
PARENT-CHILD MUSIC CLASSES: Music and movement classes for ages newborn-5 with adult Mondays and Saturdays, Cappella Choirs Music Center, Port Orchard. Cost varies. Information (360) 895-3200.
ONGOING AT IMG: Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Rd., Bainbridge Island hosts the following ongoing events:
• Drumming workshop led by Ian Turner, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, $10 adults, $5 children.
• Composers Club, 7-9 p.m. third Tuesdays, led by Bruce Galloway. Chance to work on compositions with fellow composers.
• “Lollygag,” informal music discussion group led by IMG Pres. Dave Bristow, noon to 2 p.m. every Thursday.
• Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam, 7-9:30 p.m. third Thursdays, $5.
• Jazz Ensemble Workshop, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $5 donation, second and fourth Thursdays.
• Teen open mic night, 7 p.m. second Fridays.
• Zeitgeist Teen Dance Series, 6:30-9:45 p.m. second Saturdays, featuring local bands.For information on any events call IMG at (206) 780-6911.
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. Information (206) 842-9790.
WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Dixieland jazz first Tuesday 5 p.m. monthly; varous artists seven nights a week, 5 p.m.; Trumpet by Yvonne, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. (360) 779-3481.
MAIN STREET ALEHOUSE: Open mic Thursdays and Sundays with Liam, 7:30 p.m., no cover, 21 and over. Main Street Alehouse, Kingston.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
WILDLIFE PHOTO SHOW: Nature photographer Don Paulson gives a photography presentation on water, nature and flowers, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18, hosted by Great Peninsula Conservancy. Space is limited, call (360) 373-3500 to reserve seat and get location.
PORT GAMBLE RAMBLE: Great Peninsula Conservancy hosts easy 6-8 mile walk in woods around Port Gamble, Jan. 20. To register call (360) 373-3500.
WINTER STORYTIME: IslandWood presents “Wild Winter Storytime,: 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island. Ages 3 and up, nature stories and crafts. Suggested donation $2 per child. Register at www.islandwood.org or (206) 855-4399.
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
‘TIME’ AT WEST SOUND: West Sound Academy production of “Time!” written by staff and students, runs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 19 and 20 at The Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, to reserve call (360) 598-5954.
JEWEL BOX IMPROV: Portable Reality Show improv comedy 8 p.m. Jan. 20, Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo. Cost $8 adults, $6 seniors, students. Information www.jewelboxpoulsbo.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.
JEWEL BOX SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Jewel Box Theatre, Poulsbo, seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Orientation every third Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. or third Wednesday at 7 p.m. Information at (360) 779-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Tim Davidson at (206) 842-8578.
KIDS MUSEUM: Science of Beginning Bee Keeping, 11 a.m. Jan. 18; square dancing with live music, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20; Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island. Information at www.kidimu.org.
HEARING LOSS GROUP: Hearing Loss Assoc. meets 1 p.m. Jan. 20, Iris Room at Silverdale Harrison Hospital, 1800 NW Myhre Rd. Topic: “Maintaining zestful living — accentuate the positive.” Information (360) 871-0097 or email@example.com.
COLLEGE MOVIE: Olympic College Poulsbo presents documentary “American Gypsy,” noon, Jan. 23, Hern Lecture Hall, Poulsbo campus. Free, open to public.
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: Kitsap Regional Library hosts free computer classes, ongoing at all county libraries. Classes and tutoring in computer basics and how to use the Internet. For information contact any library branch or visit www.krl.org.
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.
Business Connections of North Kitsap: Meets first and third Thursdays, 11:32 a.m., Magnolia Cafe, Poulsbo. For information and to register (360) 598-3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroke Support Group: The Stroke Support Group meets 1 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Iris Room at Harrison Hospital, 1780 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. Open to stroke survivors, caregivers, families of survivors and the public. Information (360) 337-8980.
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: Al-Anon is for adult family members. Alateen is for teenagers and relatives of alcoholics. Meetings in Kitsap and Mason counties. Schedule: (800) 344-2666, local meetings (866) 452-6973 or www.AlAnon.org
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.
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT: The Bremerton Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly, Jackson Park Community Service Center, Port Orchard. Information (360) 782-1274.
WOMEN’S ISSUES: The YWCA hosts a woman’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/or emotional abuse in relationships 1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly in Poulsbo, and 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly on Bainbridge Island. Information (206) 780-2031 or (360) 551-3140.
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 EVENTS: North Kitsap Eagles #3686 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo hosts the following events: dinner 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, $5; breakfasts 9 a.m. to noon Sundays, $5; dances 7-10 p.m. Sundays, donation at the door. Information (360) 779-7272.
ALZHEIMER’S GROUP: Group offers people experiencing symptoms of progressive memory loss a chance to meet others coping with the same problems. Admission free, pre-registration required, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-848-7097.
INTRO COMPUTER SKILLS CLASS: The Literacy Council of Kitsap offers free classes on introductory computer skills from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays in Poulsbo. Materials are $7.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, North Kitsap Baptist Church, 20516 Little Valley Road N.E., Poulsbo. Open to gamblers and those affected by gambling. Information (360) 297-7111 or (360) 457-8715.
HUMAN RIGHTS: The Kitsap Human Rights Network meets 6 p.m. fourth Thursday monthly, Events Center at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 1195 Fairgrounds Road, East Bremerton.