For the week of April 2-9 in Kitsap


THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX: A workshop with local artist Susan Sweetwater aims to teach the ancient art of encaustic painting at 10 a.m. April 12 at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Cost is $165, call (360) 792-2386 for availability. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Don Paulson and Laurie Usher are hosting a three-day workshop and exploration of Nature Photography in a Digital Age May 8-10 at the Seabold Christian Conference Center. Classroom time and in the field instructions aim will teach how to take full advantage of digital features. Cost with workshops, meals and lodging is $345. To register, contact the Seabeck Conference Center at www.seabeck.org or call (360) 830-5010.

KITSAP ARTS AND CRAFTS: Will hold a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the North Kitsap Fire and Rescue station, 26642 Miller Bay Road in Kingston. Plans are underway for the 49th Annual Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.

KITSAP POSTER CONTEST: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival, held annually in summertime in Port Gamble, has put out a call to artists for its poster contest. The deadline is May 1. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com


AUDITIONS FOR: “Contrived Ending” a regional premiere by Colorado playwright Josh Hartwell will be at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, 5889 State Route 303, behind the Oroweat Bakery in E. Bremerton. Cold readings from the script, play premieres May 30. Info: Call (360) 792-8601.


BOOGIE WOOGIE SWING: Workshop presented by Educated Feet dance instructor Sheila Phillips will precede the Second Saturday Dance at 7:30 p.m. April 12. The following dance will be DJ’d for all styles. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net

DANCING IN THE PARK: The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Center offers a 16-week summertime American Step Dancing (aka clogging, river dance, street tap) lesson starting April 16 at Island Center Hall 8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge. Classes will be 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8 p.m., intermediate, 8-9 p.m. advanced every Wednesday. Cost is $71. Info: Call PP&R at (360) 779-9898.

COUNTRY CAPERS TRIO: Will play to the calling of Laura Mae Smith for the third Saturday contra dance in honor of Earth Day, 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. All comers welcome, a workshop will precede. Cost is $12 adults, $5 for ages 10-18. Info: E-mail c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

MASTER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES: Taught by Duane George will be one day only April 12 at Galletta School of Dance and Performing Arts 19351 8th Ave., Ste. 100 in Poulsbo. Class schedule is as follows: beginners ($20) from 12-1 p.m., intermediate ($25) from 1-2:30 p.m. and advanced ($30) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registration required. Info: www.gallettadance.com or call (360) 779-1122.

SCANDIA MONTHLY COUNTRY DANCE: Will be at 7 p.m. April 5 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge, with music provided by the Nordleik Trio. Info: e-mail c_capers@yahoo.com.

‘A COLLAGE OF DANCE’: presented by the Dance Arts Theatre featuring “GiGi,” “Fairy Doll,” “Peter and the Wolf,” and “Spring Bouquet,” will be at 7:30 p.m. April 12 and again at 2:30 p.m. April 13 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center, 1300 15th St. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12 general, $10 reserved. Info: www.danceartstheatre.org or call (360) 692-4395.


HERONS DANCE: An exhibit featuring work by students from the Stephens House of the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation at the Kingston Art Gallery will be matched with KAG artists — painter Patty Watson-Halfhill and ceramics artist Caralyn Kieckhaefer — April 10 through May 5 at the gallery off Highway 104 in Kingston. An artists’ reception is slated for the Second Saturday Gallery Night 5-8 p.m. April 12. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

SUMI AT THE SIDNEY: The Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard, is exhibiting the sumi-e works of Tacoma artist Fumiko Kimura and Lakewood artist Frank Kawasaki throughout April. An artists’ reception, which will include demonstrations, is slated for 1-3 p.m. April 12. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

NEW PAINTINGS FROM: Local artist Marylyn Miller are on the walls of the Poulsbohemian Coffehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo through May. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call (360) 779-9199.

THE ISLAND GALLERY: Located at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbrige, will host the West Sound Academy Senior Art Show, Retrospective, throughout the month of April. An artists’ reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. April 4. Info: www.theislandgallery.net, www.westsoundacademy.org or call (206) 780-9500.

DOORS: Are the subject of an upcoming exhibition at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery. BAC artists take a look at the practical, the decorative and the mysterious March 7 through April 11 at The Gallery, 151 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

SHARING OUR STORIES: The Gallery at Grace Episcopal Church will host more than 15 women artists for a massive group exhibition called “Sharing Our Stories” that will hang through April 30. Info: www.gracehere.org or call Ann at (206) 842-9997, e-mail annie@gracehere.org.


AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY: Coll Thrush will give a slide show based on his new book “Native Seattle: Histories from the ‘Crossing-Over Place’” at 3 p.m. April 13 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Thrush is an assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com, or call (206) 842-5332.

FIELD’S END WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLE: Features young adult and children’s fantasy author, Seattle native, Dia Calhoun discussing the topic “How do you write fantasy using the Hero’s Journey” at 7 p.m. April 15 at the Bainbridge public library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. Open to writers of all levels and ages. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Features Barbara Berger reading the works of her mother Margi Berger at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Poulsbohemian coffeeshop, 19003 Front St. NE in Poulsbo. Locals Pat Loken and Helen Merrill will also be featured. An open mic follows. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

‘EVANGELICAL VS. LIBERAL’: Bainbridge Island author James Wellman’s new book examines the clash of Christian cultures in the Pacific Northwest. He will discuss it at 7:30 p.m. April 10, free, at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Is the topic of a three-part lecture series presented by renown opera previewer and lecturer Norm Hollingshead. Catch Part III of Gershwin at 2:15 p.m. April 6 at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: Call (360) 405-9100.

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR: Jane Smiley, the pen behind “A Thousand Acres” will present, read and sign copies of her latest book “Ten Days in the Hills” at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Free. Info: www.libertybaybooks.com or call (360) 779-5909.

LOCAL AUTHOR AARON ELKINS: Will be featured by the Kingston Friends of the Library at 7 p.m. April 8 at the Kingston Community Center in downtown Kingston. Free. Info: www.aaronelkins.com or call Ann at (360) 297-2105.

EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY: Presents Port Angles author Tess Gallagher reading from her latest works “Dear Ghosts,” collected poems out in paper back, and “Barnacle Soup and Other Stories from Western Ireland” at 3 p.m. April 6 at 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

BAINBRIDGE POETRY SLAM: The second annual event, celebrating National Poetry Month, where poets perform their work in a raucous competition format will be at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. $5 suggested donation. To sign up or for more info, call BPA at (206) 842-8578 or e-mail organizer Kathleen Thorne at kthorne@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

REGISTRATION HAS OPENED: For the third annual Field’s End writers’ conference which will feature guests like Roy Blount, Jr., Timothy Egan, Laura Kalpakian and more April 26 at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Cost is $150. Info: www.fieldsend.org.


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: This weekend, April 4-6, Coyote Grace will play Americana Friday, followed by Val D’Alessio, Christie Taylor and Anita Ensley Saturday and an open mic for all styles Sunday. All shows are all ages, by donation, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

BEACHSIDE BAR AND GRILL: Located at 1604 Bay St. in Port Orchard, will host a CD release party for local artist Common Ancestor at 9 p.m. April 12. Common Ancestor is releasing the long-awaited CD “Pivotal.” Info: www.myspace.com/commonancestor or call the Beachside at (360) 874-2221.

BLUEGRASS TRIO: Down the Road will perform for the next Seabold Second Saturday show, 7:30 p.m. at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. An open mic will be followed by the featured act. Play or pay $5, kids free. Info: www.downtheroadband.com or call Larry at (360) 842-5099.

THE KAY BAILEY TRIO: Will play jazz and blues for the next session of the Collective Visions gallery concert series at 7 p.m. April 18 at CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $14 in advance, $17 at the door. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 373-8327.

COLDNOTE: A six-piece funk, r&b, soul band will be jamming at 9 p.m. April 4 at the Filling Station, off highway 104 in downtown Kingston. All ages, $3. Info: www.myspace.com/coldnote1 or call the Filling Station at (360) 297-7732.

NEGATIVE 7: Will be jamming with Seattle glam band Evil Twin at 9 p.m. April 4 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. At the same time April 5, The Enemies Of… will be kicking it with Nicole Deville and her Manhands, James Hunnicutt and the Revolvers and SGFY. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 297-0108.

LOCAL BAND BANNER JUMP: Will be rocking with guests at 9:30 p.m. April 4 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. At the same time the next night Our Fallen Heroes will jam with Artless Fiction and guests. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrockbones or call (360) 379-5686.

SEATTLE METAL BAND: Dumbass Jones comes back to the Ironhead, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton, for a show at 9:30 p.m. April 4 with guests, while metal bands Super Happy Storytime Land and Kaustic will jam at the same time April 5 with guests. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/ironheadsaloon.

DUO PATTERSON: A prestigious world-traveling violin/viola husband and wife duo formed under the encouragement of Princess Grace in the principality of Monaco will perform at 4 p.m. April 6 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr., near waterfront park for the next session of the First Sundays at the Commons concerts. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

THE GRAND OPENING: For Bremerton’s newest all ages music venue, The Charleston, is slated for 6 p.m. April 5 featuring Bristle, Y.I.A., CLR, The Extinct and Kamakazi Sex Pilots at The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue or e-mail thecharleston333@yahoo.com.


WASHINGTON OWLS: And their adaptations will be the subject of a presentation featuring the West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s live owl ambassador — a Great Horned Owl named Orion — at 7 p.m. April 10 at the next meeting of the Kitsap Audubon Society at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Info: www.kitsaaudubon.org or call (206) 855-9057.

THE QUIRKY SEAGULL CALLING FESTIVAL: Celebrates its 20th year this year May 3 on Bay Street in Port Orchard. In addition to the traditional calling contest, new this year, local restaurants and caterers will participate in a “Seagull” Wing Cook-Off contest, while there will be a Seagull Art Contest and music from the beach style band “SPF-50” at the PO Farmers Market the same day. Info: www.portorchard.com or call the Chamber at (360) 876-3505.

GARDENING EXTRAORDINAIRE: Ciscoe Morris will be presenting at the next membership luncheon for the Port Orchard Chamber at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at the LeGarmache Catering Banquet Room in Port Orchard. Reservations required by April 8, cost is $20 for non-members, $15 for members in advance, $17 for members at the door. Info: www.portorchard.com or call (360) 876-3505.

JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING CLASSES: With Mrs. Aiko Ii will be offered monthly starting at 10 a.m. April 12 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center, near Waterfront Park off Brien Drive. Cost is $20 per class. Info: (360) 297-2901 or e-mail brookuchi@centurytel.net.

NORTHWEST TREES, 2ND EDITION: Stephen Arno, Puget Sound native and former ecologist for the USDA Forest Service will give a multimedia presentation on the newest edition of his the reference book “Northwest Trees” at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

SEARCH FOR EAGLES’ NESTS: Aboard a 46-foot boat along the North Kitsap coast from Kingston to Point-no-Point with Capt. Randy at the helm and local arborist/eagle expert Jim Trainer as guide April 6. Cost is $29 per person, including $5 donation to the GPC. To sign up or for more info: Call the GPC at (360) 373-3500.

THE KITSAP COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY: Is having its annual tuber sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 4 and 5 at a new location at the Crystal Grange at 2160 Paulson Road near Central Valley Road in Central Kitsap. Tubers will also be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kitsap Saddle Club at 1470 Saddle Club Road off Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard. Info: www.kitsapdahlias.org or call Pat at (360) 698-0123.


THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be showing “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” April 4-10, while for one showing April 4-6 only the theater will screen the 2007 Sundance film “Teeth” for audiences over 17. Info: www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.

SPYGLASS FILM APPRECIATION SOCIETY: Will watch and talk about “Harvey” at 6 p.m. April 3 at the Port Orchard library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. The SFAS meets the first Thursday of each month. Info: Call (360) 876-2224.

‘THE WILD ONE’: A 1953 classic starring Marlon Brando will be the next installment of the Orchard Theater’s classic nights at 7 p.m. April 8 at the Orchard, 822 Bay St. Info: www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.

‘THE BOSS OF IT ALL’: A comedy by Lars Von Trier will be showing at 7 p.m. April 4 as the next installment of the independent film series at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.


‘PLAY ON’ A COMEDY: By Rick Abbot about a theater group desperately trying to put on amidst maddening interference from a picky authoress will debut April 25 at CSTOCK in Silverdale, running through May 18. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.cstock.org or call (360) 692-9940.

A 1940’S-ERA MUSICAL: “In the Mood” will be performed at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, April 5. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. For ticket info go to www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.

THE EDGE IMPROV: Will be providing yoga for your funny bone once again at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and youth. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

‘THE TEMPEST’: The Changing Scene Northwest’s fourth annual Commedia Dell’Arte Production will be on the boards at 8 p.m April 11 at the Changing Scene — 5889 State Route 303, behind the Oroweat Bakery in E. Bremerton. The play will run through May 10 with curtains at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, students and military. Reservations recommended. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

LOUISE MILLS PRESENTS: “What is This Thing Called Love” A Musical Revue, presented by one of Bainbridge Performing Arts original co-founders, directed by Michele McCrackin with musical direction by Karen Rice will be on the boards April 11-13 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’: One of the Bremerton Community Theatre’s biggest undertakings premieres at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at the BCT playhouse, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12 general, $11 seniors/students and $8 for kids under 12. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.

‘PAINTING CHURCHES’: A both touching and funny family affair written by Tina Howe will be on the boards at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo starting at 8 p.m. March 28, running through April 26 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 p.m. April 6 and 13. Tickets are $14 general, $12 for seniors, students and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.

‘THE PILGRIMAGE’ PUPPET SHOW: By Craig Jacobrown will be presented one-day-only April 5 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Show times are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $7, kids under three free. Reservations suggested. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.


‘REVISITING RUSSIA’: Is the topic of the next Great Decisions discussion series at 9 a.m. April 5 at the Bainbridge branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.artshum.org or call (206) 842-7901.

SPEAKING DOG-LAUGE: A class on unlocking the secret language of dogs is slated for 10 a.m. April 5 at the Country Pet Shoppe in Kingston. Teacher Dianne Canasax, certified pet trainer will lead lessons on how to better understand how your dog communicates. Free, but call to register (360) 297-4165.

ISLANDSINGLES: A Bainbridge singles service will be meeting for social hour at 6:30 p.m. April 5 in the foyer of Bainbridge Performing Arts, followed by a show from the Bainbridge Improv troupe The Edge at 7:30 p.m. One of many events for IslandSingles. Info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IslandSingles, www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-5906.

THE ART OF HANDWRITING ANALYSIS: Will be explored by certified graphoanalyst Gloria Peach at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.

BABCOCK FARMS TRAIL RACE: Poulsbo Running is hosting a foot race on Port Gamble Trails starting at 8 a.m. April 6 at Babcock Farms. Info: Contact Poulsbo Running at poulsborunning@foxinternet.com, www.rootsrockrun.com or call (360) 779-8757.

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will meet at 7 p.m. April 7 at room 106 of the art building at Olympic College Bremerton. Normal projection night for slides with the topic of photo journalism. Visitors welcome. Info: www.f67cameraclub.org or call (360) 275-3019.

CALIFORNIA CABERNET TASTING: The Kitsap Wine Society will host a tasting of six highly related California Cabernets at 7 p.m. April 12 at Ambrosia Catering off of Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Cost is $41 for members, $46 for non. Registration due by April 9. Info: www.kitsapwines.org or call Mary at (360) 698-0522 or Chuck at (360) 479-1974.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR: Of Port Gamble will be from 1-4 p.m. April 5, beginning at the town’s historic board room in downtown Port Gamble. Cost is $15 per person (including a ticket to the town’s museum). Reservation required. Info: Call (360) 297-8074. WU


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