ARTS & CRAFTS
PAINT IN: Kitsap Artist Association will host a Paint In from 9 a.m. to noon March 10 at the Clear Creek Community Club, 12641 Clear Creek Rd NW, Silverdale. Challenge is painting with white and crystal obects. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Ramsey (360) 698-5991.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour issuing a call to artists through March 23. Applications available at www.bistudiotour.com under “For Artists,” at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce and at Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities. Info: email@example.com.
CREATIVITY CENTER WORKSHOP: Richard Nelson will teach about setting up an encaustic workspace, the materials and painting techniques from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 3 and 7-10 p.m. March 10 at the Creativity Center, 9338 Sportsman Club Road, Bainbridge. Info: (800) 884-2168, www.returntocreativity.org.
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.
BPA AUDITIONS: Bainbridge Performing Arts for Camp Teen Broadway’s production of “Les Miserables” (School Edition) will be from 2:30-6:30 p.m. March 3. Auditions for students entering Grades 7-12 in fall 2007 are at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Interested parties are requested to prepare one one-minute monologue plus one a cappella Broadway song and bring a head shot or current picture. Rehearsals are July 2–26 and July 28-31. Run dates are Aug. 1-5. Info: Deirdre McCollom at email@example.com or (206) 714-5766.
Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge: will hold auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s American classic, “Oklahoma!” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 and 25 at the Bainbridge Commons. All parts are open and performers of all ages (8 and oldr) and experience levels are encouraged. Prepare a song and bring music for the pianist. No pop or a capella songs. Parts for non-singing dancers as well. Information, including parts and vocal ranges and audition tips can be found at www.ovationmtb.com. To schedule an audition appointment, call (206) 842-0472 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
STARDUSTERS: Stardusters dance club gathers from 7:30 p.m. to midnight March 2 for couple dancing, smoke free, live music at the Sons of Norway, 1018 18th St. Bremerton. Info: Sharon at (360) 871-2911 or Grant at (360) 697-6976.
PENINSULA DANCE: Peninsula Dance Theatre’s Choreography Showcase will take place at 8 p.m. (dinner at 6:30 p.m.) March 3 and 3 p.m. March 4. Dinner and show $48, show only, reserved $17, festival seating (balcony) $15 adults, seniors/students $12, children 10 and under $10. Tickets may be purchased from the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, (360) 373-6743, or from the Bremerton Dance Center (360) 377-6214.
TANGO CLASSES: Central Kitsap Community Schools will host Tango Dance Classes, taught by Jerry and Becky Deeter, from 7-8:30 p.m. March 15-April 12 (No class April 5) at Central Kitsap High School and Ridgetop Junior High. $35.00/person. For information call CK Community Schools (360) 662-1638 or Jerry at (360) 779-4686.
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.
FRED NICHOLSON: is the featured artist at the Northwest Design Center during the month of March. He is a collage artist with expertise in turning children’s artwork into a personalized fine art collage and the exhibit will include some of these works as well as his most recent photographic collages of Northwest locations. There will be an artist’s reception with refreshments on Saturday, March 3 from 2–5 p.m. The Northwest Design Center is located at 15585 State Hwy. 305. Info at www.frednicholson.com.
VIEW II: View II, a collection of paintings and drawings of the spectacular views of Kitsap County by the artists that live here will be shown through March 24 at the Manchester Gallery 8075 E. Main, Manchester. An opening reception is slated from noon to 3 p.m. March 24. Info and gallery times: (360) 551-9144.
ARTWALK: Collective Visions Art Gallery will host West Sound artists and feature the landscapes of Hood Canal during its First Friday Artwalk from 5-8 p.m. March 2 at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-8237 or www.collectivevisions.com.
DIGITAL PHOTOS, POTTERY: The Twelve Trees Café will be hosting a two-day showing and sale of digital photographs and pottery by former North Kitsap Middle School Art Teacher, Jerry Deardorff from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 18 at 26268 Twelve Trees Lane in the Twelve Trees Industrial Park, Pioneer Way, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 598-3220.
LOCAL ART: Local art by Diane Gardner and Virginia Rollo will be featured Cosmo’s Ristoranti-Deli in Port Orchard through April 8.
SIDNEY ART: The Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave., in Port Orchard will feature the art of award winning artists John Wise and Richard Rathburn March 7-29. A public reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. March 11. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or (360) 876-3693.
ARTISTS SOUGHT: The Verksted Gallery in downtown Poulsbo is seeking artists. The gallery carries unique hand-crafted artwork — all mediums are welcome to apply. Artists must be able to work gallery shifts and participate in meetings. Info: (360) 297-4096, or www.verkstedgallery.com..
FEATURED ARTISTS: Kingston Art Gallery’s featured artists for February are Melinda Hyra, photographer, and Karyn Cott, fused glass artist through March 4. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday two blocks up from the ferry terminal on Highway 104.
MIXED MESSAGES: “Mixed Messages: No Sculpture II” art show and reception presented by artist Gwen Guidici will be held at Bartimaeus Cohousing Community, Common House, 7771 NE Beacon Place, Bremerton. Info: Gwen Guidici at (360) 440-7385 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
UNSTRUCTURED WRITING GROUP: Meets 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Liberty Bay Books, 18881-D Front St., Poulsbo. All writers welcome. Information (360) 830-4968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK LEWIS: Mark Lewis on Alto Sax and Flute plays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ponderay Cafe & Lounge, 610 N. Callow, Bremerton. March 1 – Bud Schultz on Piano. March 8 – Norm Bellas on Piano. March 15 – Ray Ohls on Piano. March 22 – Pete Toyne on Guitar. March 29 – Overton Berry on Piano.
COLLEGE JAZZ: Olympic College Music Department will host a free jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at the Roxy Theater (270 4th Street; Bremerton). The vocal jazz ensemble, Jazzline, will perform several pieces. The Jazz Band, along with guest artist, Dr. Michael Waldrop from EWU, also will perform. Info: Amanda Thomsen (360) 475-7197.
WINTER CONCERT: Olympic College Music Department will host a free winter quarter concert at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at St. Luke’s United Methodist (1547 Sheridan Rd., Bremerton) with performances by The Wind Ensemble, The Concert Choir and The Chamber Choir. Info: Amanda Thomsen (360) 475-7197.
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.
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; various 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 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
THEATRE SCHOOL: BPA will host Theatre School – Alice Through The Looking Glass. In this new adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic by Karen Harp-Reed, students, Grades 3-4, join Alice and a whole cast of characters from The Looking Glass and Wonderland. Using a variety of songs from Walt Disney to Rap they learn how to sing, dance, and act in a musical adventure. The event is at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at 200 Madison Ave, N, Bainbridge. Admission is free; donations benefit the BPA Theatre School Scholarship Fund. Info: www.theplayouse.org.
MAMA DON’T ALLOW: Students, grades 1–2 perform “Mama Don’t Allow,” adapted from the book by Thacher Hurd, at 5 p.m. March 7 at 200 Madison Ave, N, Bainbridge. Free. Donations benefit the BPA Theatre School Scholarship Fund. Info: www.theplayouse.org.
JOHNNY THE KING: BPA Theatre school students, grades 5-9, perform this musical by David Crandall at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 at 200 Madison Ave, N, Bainbridge. There will be Student Outreach Performance: at 1:30 p.m March 14. Tickets: $10; Student Outreach Tickets: $5. Info: www.theplayouse.org.
THE EDGE: The Edge comedy improv will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 3 at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. $10. Info: (206) 842-8578 or www.theplayhouse.org.
AFTER DARK, IN DISDRESS: In DisDress is an absurdly theatrical performance collage of original writing, found text, and video created by solo-artist and Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET) co-founder Marya Sea Kaminski at 9:45 p.m. March 3. $10. Info: (206) 842-8578 or www.theplayhouse.org.
BPA JAPANESE THEATRE: Bainbridge Performing Arts presents International Series — Theatre of Yugen: Kyogen — in English. Student outreach performances ($5) will be at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 1, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. An evening performance ($15/$10) will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 2. Info: (206) 842-8578 or www.theplayhouse.org.
CAROUSEL: CSTOCK presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way. For ticket information visit www.cstock.org or call (360) 692-9940
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 2p.m. or third Wednesday at 7p.m. Information at (360) 779-9688 or email@example.com.
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.
WOODCARVERS: The Kitsap County Woodcarvers will host its 21st juried show and exhibit from 5-7 p.m. March 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 at the West Side Improvement Club, National Ave. and E Street, Bremerton. Registration, $4 per entry. Info: Gordon Day (360) 681-7032.
YES! MAGAZINE MEETING: YES! Magazine and Agate Passage Friends will meet and view “Ground Truth,” a movie about the men and women who served in Iraq, March 10 at 18232 Division Ave., Suquamish. Info and time (360) 598-4434.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: The second annual Operation Christmas Child Thank You Tea will be at 1 p.m. March 3 at St. Charles Church in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-4708.
GARDEN AND CRAFT SHOW: Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap will host its 12th annual garden and craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at Kitsap Fairgrounds President’s Hall – 1200 Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton. Info: Sunny Saunders at (360) 692-2957 or www.SIGNK.org.
WORD SERIES: BPA hosts readings by Bainbridge Island Teen Playwrights at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at 200 Madison Ave, N, Bainbridge. Tickets $5. Info: www.theplayouse.org.
DESSERTS & AUCTION: Gaiseni Compassionate Ministries is having a dessert and auction event 7-9 p.m. March 10 at the Silverdale United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the event to benefit Romanian children and Romanian community programs. There will be a silent and live auction with items including Dream Dinners, artwork and a vacation at a timeshare. Childcare is available. Cost: $5. For information or to donate items to the auction, call (360) 308-2412.
KCAA MEET: The Kitsap Community Agriculture Alliance’s (KCAA) next meeting will be from 7-9 p.m. March 6 in the Norm Dicks Center, Bremerton. The meeting will include another topic in our SpeakerSeries – “Greenhouse’s with Kim Schleis.” Info: Peg Tillery, firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 337-7224.
RUG HOOKING: The Dauntless Bookstore, 4790 NE State HWY 104, House #20, in Port Gamble is once again hosting a Rug Hooking Class with author and rug artist Judy Taylor. Celtic Knot design will be from 1-3 p.m. March 10. $30.00. Info: Lyn Playle (360) 297-4043.
KNITTING GROUP: The Port Orchard Knitting Group meets from 12:30-2 p.m. March 4 and 18 at Tully’s on Sedgwick and Jackson in Port Orchard. The group meets the first and third Sundays of each month. All knitting levels welcome. Knitting support help or questions will be provided by some advanced knitters. Info: Sheila (306) 871-4438.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Carolyn McClurkan will share the adventures of the museum sponsored art tour through beautiful Scandinavia at 6 p.m. March 2 at the Kitsap County Historical Society Museum. Info: (360) 749-6226.
LUPUS SUPPORT: The Lupus Suppport Group will meet on the first Saturday of March at the Harrison Hospital conference room on the first floor at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. GuestS are encouraged to attend and learn about the symptoms of Lupus. Info: Jill (360) 698-0186, Teri (360) 613-2538.
SLEEP WELL: Sleep Soirées are taught by Charlene Moore, GCFP, from 2-5 p.m. March 10 and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. March 11 at the Creativity Center, 9338 Sportsman Club Road, Bainbridge. This Feldenkrais workshop provides the solution to insomnia. $100. Info: (800) 884-2168, www.returntocreativity.org.
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.
GARDEN AND CRAFT SHOW: Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap will host its 12th annual garden and craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at Kitsap Fairgrounds President’s Hall – 1200 Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton. Info: Sunny Saunders at (360) 692.2957 or www.SIGNK.org.
WINE SOCIETY: The Kitsap Wine Society will explore Chilean wines at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Clear Creek Community Club, 12641 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Silverdale. Bring two wine glasses. Reservation checks must be postmarked no later than March 3 ($22 member, $32 guest) and mailed to: KWS February Event, PO Box 1684, Silverdale 98383. Or by March 6 deliver the check during normal business hours to: Grape Expectations, 3594 N. Byron St., Silverdale.
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 email@example.com
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: 1-800-344-2666, local meetings 1-866-452-6973 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.