South Kitsap Briefs

Dudes opens

Dudes Donuts opened its door Dec. 1 with a ribbon-cutting.

The gluten-free, plant-based donuts will be served in the new Dudes Donuts Headquarters downtown. Pegasus Coffee, a 43-year-old specialty coffee roaster and retailer in BI, acquired Dude’s Donuts, a specialty wholesale bakery in Kitsap and Pierce counties, last year on Dec. 1.

Matt Grady, president of Pegasus Coffee, called the new cafe opening “a very exciting moment.” The cafe will be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dude’s Donuts was founded in 2019 by the husband-wife team Easton and Amanda Shepard. Dudes Donuts began selling at local farmers markets in Bremerton, Port Orchard and Silverdale in the summer of 2019. For details go to

A Festival of Keys

A Festival of Keys performance will take place at Silverdale’s Central Kitsap Performing Arts Center Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.

Some of the top keyboard players in the state will perform holiday and classical music — from solo performances to ensembles of up to 11 keyboards.

Proceeds will support food banks in Kitsap County. The event is being put on by Irene Bowling of Bowling Music Studios.

Get tickets online at

Donate toys

Toys donated at the Bremerton branch of Gesa Credit Union will be shared by Peninsula Community Health Services.

The effort is part of the 7th Annual Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive.

Donations are being excepted until Dec. 19. Toys — such as stuffed animals, dolls and Lego sets — can be placed into the oversized stockings at the branch.