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Bainbridge Island Community Calendar

ARTS & CRAFTS

IMPROV COMEDY CLASSES: Presented by the Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, will be Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8-29. Cost is $100 for all four Sundays including tickets to the final class performance. Limited to 15 students. To reserve, contact David at (360) 440-5730. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.

FINAL CALL TO ARTISTS: For the second annual Bainbridge Island Art and Music Expo, slated for Aug. 2-3. The art show will coincide with the newly named Farmstock Concerts featuring the Dan Tyminski Band of Nashville and jazz legend Hadley Caliman. For prospectus and application visit www.artexpobi.com or call the event coordinator at (206) 819-3618. Deadline: May 31.

MUSICIANS ARE INVITED: To share their talents by participating in the Bainbridge Island 2008 Summer Studio Tour Aug. 8-10. Interested performers can get more information and a schedule at www.musiccommunityresources.com/summerstudiotour2008.htm. Info: www.musiccommunityresources.com or call (206) 842-5485.

A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A not-for-profit artist owned and run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Kingston Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery, is expanding and looking for fine artists and art teachers to fill its planned classroom and gallery space. Interested artists and teachers should contact Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail pawsmac@mac.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, a 60-year-old non-profit gallery and arts organization will host open juries eight times during 2008 for artists interested in showing and selling work at the BAC Gallery located on Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Remaining jury dates are set for June 18, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

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 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Loretta Anderson at (360) 876-1415.

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 third Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertson’s. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.

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.

ART LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Art League meets weekly, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. All artists welcome to join, bring project to work on.

AUDITIONS

A NEW LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATRE: The Suquamish Theatre Project is forming and planning for its first play “Buz’Gem Blues” by Ojibway author Drew Hayden Taylor. Auditions will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 19 at the STP’s facility, the Suquamish Community Congregational United Church of Christ at Division and Geneva Streets. Cold readings from the script. Info: Contact Fred Saas at (360) 697-7839 or e-mail saas@embarqmail.com.

BPA AUDITIONS FOR ‘MACBETH:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will open its 2008-2009 season with the Shakespeare classic ‘Macbeth’ in October. They’ll be hosting auditions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 9 and 10 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Ages 14 and up invited to prepare a one-to-two minute Shakespeare monologue. Required to bring head shot or current picture. Info: Request an appointment by calling Deirdre at (206) 714-5766 or e-mail dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

KIDS

‘MAKING WAVES:’ The Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N., Suite C on Bainbridge, will be unveiling its newest exhibit — “Making Waves” — created by the Blue Man Group and Boston children’s museum. The exhibit will hang through the end of August. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.

DANCE

SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Sponsored by the Bainbridge Metro Parks District will begin with a salsa workshop at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. A DJ’d dance of all flavors will follow. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

‘BROADWAY BOUND:’ The Galletta School of Dance and Performing arts has written a Broadway-style show taking all-time favorite Broadway tunes and incorporating the journey of two small town girls to the Broadway stage. Performances will be at 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 and again at 1 p.m. June 22 at the North Kitsap High School auditorium, 2003 Hostmark St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $12 adults/$10 seniors/$8 kids under 12. Info: www.gallettadance.com, or call (360) 779-1122.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS: Are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Classes are one hour, followed by an afternoon dance at 1 p.m. Must pre-register. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM IN DANCE CLASSES IN GORST: Are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility, 6800 Old Belfair Hwy. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Must pre-register. Info: Call (360) 877-5181.

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.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

KITSAP SCULPTOR KARSTEN BOYSEN: Features his show of twisted steel sculpture “Covert Vision” at the Theler Center off of State Route 3 in Belfair through September 1. Info: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.

EMILY’S BISTRO: Located at 19472 Powder Hill Place, suite 101 in Poulsbo will be featuring Rose Mancuso’s oil paintings, Diana Zacharias’ pastels and Elizabeth Haney’s watercolors through the month of June. Info: (360) 779-5578.

LOCAL ARTIST LINDA SPEARMAN: Will show an exhibit of her watercolors through the month of June at the Kitsap Physical Therapy office off of 7th Avenue in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-3777.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Will be featuring two of its artists in June, as painter Gail Hornsby and sculptor Frank Carsey combine forces in an exhibit titled “A Moment Captured.” The show will hang June 6 through the 28 at CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, with a reception slated for 5-9 p.m. June 6. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will featuring two if its artists during June — Andy and Pam Buck of Raincreek Pottery. Established in 1991, the duo designs functional pottery, dinnerware, jewelry, garden works and more. There work will be featured throughout the month at the Verksted, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

AWARD-WINNING NORTHWEST ARTIST: Larry Parker will display his representational landscape exhibit “Paintings of the Northwest and Southwest” hosted by Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery from June 1-24 at 3255 NW Lowell St. in Silverdale.Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.

THE COLOR OF MUSIC, THE SOUND OF ART: Is the title of the group art show slated for June at the Artists for Freedom and Unity, 317 N. Callow Ave. All art is welcome, no hanging fee. The show will hang through the end of the month, a reception is slated for 5-8 p.m. June 6. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

LOCAL ARTIST EILEEN SCHNEEGAS: Is the featured artist during May at the Silverdale Fine Arts Gallery, located at 9020 Washington Ave. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.silverdalefinearts.com or call (360) 698-5527.

ARTIST ELIZABETH OTTO: Will be showing her luxuriant paintings and figurative monotypes at a new Euro-inspired cafe called Cafe Trios — 772 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge — through the end of the month. Info: Call the cafe at (206) 842-3986.

WHIDBEY ISLAND ARTIST: Francy Blumhagen has been showing and exhibiting her paintings and collages for more than 30 years. Her work will be showing through June 30 on the walls of the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna at (360) 779-9199.

‘THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature an exhibit titled “Ring of Fire” featuring new pen and ink work by Elizabeth Reed Smith through June 30 in the foyer of Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997 or e-mail annie@gracehere.org.

‘HANDLE THE BIRDS’: Is the new show on display May 8 through June 10 at the Kingston Art Gallery in downtown Kingston. Featured artist Harv Kolln, spirit bird carver and colored pencilist Christy Camerer will be feted at the Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. May 10. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com or call (360) 297-5133.

FESTIVAL

LITERARY

LOCAL AUTHOR AND LIBRARIAN: Rae McDonald presents her new children’s book ‘A Fishing Surprise’ at 11 a.m. June 14, story time for kids ages 3 and up at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. The program will be followed by refreshments. Info: www.raemcdonald.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

WHAT MAKES A BOOK FUNNY?: Romance writer Sheila Rabe will discuss at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, a free gathering for writers of all ages and experience levels at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

THE NEXT POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY READING: Will feature local lyricists Kris Hotchkiss, Jenifer Browne Lawrence and Charles Sharpe at 6 p.m. June 7 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, next to the Sons of Norway Lodge, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. An open mic will follow. Info: Call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

‘JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE’: Eagle Harbor Book Company presents local author, co-founder of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, James Douglass reading from his newly released book “JFK and the Unspeakable, Why he died and Why it matters” at 3 p.m. June 8 at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY PRESENTS: Bainbridge chronicler James Nagle, speaking about his new book “1948: The Crossroads Year” at 7:30 p.m. June 12, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Rd. in Silverdale for support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.

LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Has updated its listing for its book groups. All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books — 18881-D on Front St. in Downtown Poulsbo. Revised listings are as follows:

Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly

Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly

Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.

Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly

Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

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.

ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail blsacre@juno.com or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.

FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.

MUSIC

SUMMER JAZZ SERIES: At the Island Gallery on Bainbride Island, will feature the island’s own gypsy jazz band Ranger and the Rearrangers at 8 p.m. June 6 at the gallery, 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Ranger will rotate weekly gigs at the Island Gallery with the Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet through July. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

LOCAL CELTIC DUO: Rick May and Gil Yslas will be jamming at 9:30 p.m. June 14 in the lounge of the Oyster Bay Inn, 4412 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. 21+, no cover. Info: Call the Oyster Bay at (360) 377-5510.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: For this weekend June 6-8, the Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet will play straight-ahead jazz at 7:30 p.m. Friday while local stringer Bret Phillips will jam with Jon Wesley at the same time Saturday. An open mic for all styles will be at 7 p.m. Sunday. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

ROCKY POINT ALL STARS: Will be rocking the patio stage of Moondogs, Too around 8 p.m. June 6 at 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. At the same time the next night, Port Orchard band Oceans Above will jam with Banner Jump. Both shows are 21+, no cover at Moondogs Too. Info: www.myspace.com/moondogs_too or call (360) 895-2300.

WINTERLAND HOSTS: Nerd City 112 with Y.I.A, Madmartigan and Total Wreck at 9:30 p.m. June 5, followed by Joey James Dean and special guest Raven at the same time June 6, followed by the Rocky Point All Stars and Texas-sounding-trio Tres Hombres June 7. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call the bar at (360) 479-5686.

WILL ROCK FOR FOOD: The Charleston Music Venue hosts a canned food drive for the Bremerton Foodline featuring seven local bands including Vs. The World, Beneath All Kaos, Triple Forte and more starting around 6 p.m. June 6. The cover is $6, $5 with one can of food, $4 with two. At 7 p.m. the next night, Bellingham band Our Fallen Heroes will share the stage with locals Janison Penn and Libretto, $5 cover. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

ADRIAN AND THE SICKNESS: Is coming back from Austin, Texas to rock for Kitsap around 9 p.m. June 12 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th Ave. in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover. Info: myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 792-0801.

MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS: Will be sharing the Kitsap stage with The Bloodclots and local bands The Extinct, Y.I.A, CLR, Pawns and Sir Mark the Poet at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $10 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

THE AFU PRESENTS: Lenin’s Landlords with Triple Forte, Kamikazi Sex Pilots and the Extinct, starting around 6 p.m. June 14 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, $5 donation. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

BIG MOUTH MUSIC PRESENTS: This Time Next Year with Miles From Home, The Years Gone By and Ramona Come Closer at 7 p.m. June 14 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. All ages, $8 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

SEATTLE MENS CHORUS: Will perform “Comedy Tonight” featuring the famed Captain Smartypants and familiar works from the likes of the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Mel Brooks and more at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12-25. Presented by the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Info: Call the Admiral at (360) 373-6743.

THE PUGET SOUNDSTERS: A non-profit community service group in Kitsap will present “Friends and Lovers” a concert of popular music, at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 Summit Ave. S in Bremerton. Info: Call Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.

GRAMMY-NOMINATED, MULTI-TALENTED: Mel Carter, a modern-day renaissance man of sorts, will be performing at 8 p.m. June 7 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Dinner precedes the show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $59 for dinner and a show, $28-$16 for the show only. Info: www.mel-carter.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call the box office (360) 373-6743.

MUSIC FROM BRITAIN AND AMERICA: Bainbridge Performing Arts presnets the Bainbridge Symphony featuring British and American music of the 20th century at the next Declassified Chamber Concert at 3 p.m. June 8. Tickets are $10 per person. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.

THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.

THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.

GARCIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Hosts DJ Paisanos Mix from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every Saturday night at its location on Front Street in Poulsbo. Cover is $10 for guys, free for the ladies. Info: (360) 697-9800.

ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Rd. on Bainbridge — include:

A jazz ensemble workshop: from 7-9:20 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. $5 donation requested. Info: E-mail Mike at msellman@att.com

Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.

Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.

Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S NEWEST MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

NEW VENUE FOR LIVE MUSIC: The Clubhouse, formerly Cookies, hosts weekly open mic nights emceed by Randy Parsons with sign ups at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the bar — 332 S National Ave. in Bremerton. Free. Info: (360) 373-5643.

CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come out and sing. Info: www.kitsappines.org or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

KITSAP JAZZ SOCIETY: A group of Kitsap citizens have begun the formation of the Kitsap Jazz Society with aspirations of preserving and promoting jazz throughout the county. For more information, call (360) 731-1609.

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. Info: (360) 895-3200.

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. Info: (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. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

THE POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Will be featuring chef Chris Plemmons of the Culinary Arts Institute at Olympic College for demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and again at 12 p.m. along with live music from the swinging Double Barrs from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the medical center parking lot at 7th and Iverson Street. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

THE POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Will be meeting at 10 a.m. June 14 for a visit to the woodsy workshop with local garden artist Sue Skelly. $5 admission. Info: (360) 697-1172 or (360) 779-5030.

ALBERS VISTA GARDENS: A Bremerton non-profit organization accessible only through scheduled tours, has announced its 2008 Garden Tour Schedule with tours slated for 10 a.m. June 13, June 28, July 18, July 26 and more. By reservation only. Info: Call (360) 908-5887 or e-mail albersvistagardens@gmail.com

MASTER GARDENERS: Are available from 9-11 a.m. to answer questions and give tours through the Anna Smith Garden, located off of Tracyton Road near Fairgrounds Road in Silverdale. Scheduled classes for children are slated for late June. Info: Kathy (360) 895-9512.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Opens this weekend at the Town Square at City Hall on the island, featuring farm fresh local produce, art, crafts, food and music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will run April 12 through October 18. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.

KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.

OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Lisa Younger at lyounger@tnc.org, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.

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

FILM

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Hosts the “Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy” director Garth Jennings’ new movie “Son of Rambow” along with Helen Hunt’s big screen directorial debut “Then She Found Me” this week June 6-12 at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For show time and ticket information, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE’S: 2007-2008 Independent Film Series concludes with the 2007 film “Under the Same Moon” at 7 p.m. June 6, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call the Admiral at (360) 373-6743.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be featuring “Young at Heart” held over from last week along with “Son of Rambow” this week June 6-12 along with special showings of “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” at 9:35 only June 6-8. For show time and ticket information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: One of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the Northwest — located at 7369 Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near the Bremerton airport — hosts weekly double features of current box office movies. Open seven days a week starting in mid-June. For show times, movies slated and ticket information, go to www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

THE CHANGING SCENE PRESENTS: A regional premiere of Colorado playwright Josh Hartwell’s contemporary drama “Contrived Ending” directed by Pavlina Morris beginning June 12 at the Changing Scene Northwest, 5889 State Highway 303, north of Outback Steakhouse. The show will run through June 28 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors, students and military. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

THE EDGE IMPROV PRESENTS: It’s monthly show at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 adults/$10 seniors, military and youth. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

‘THERE GOES THE BRIDE’: Bremerton Community Theatre will premiere the Ray Cooney farce “There Goes The Bride” June 6. It will play through June 29 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 for seniors and students and $7 for kids under 12. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.

JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.com.

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.

BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

FATHER’S DAY SALMON BAKE: The Kitsap Regional Library in Manchester will be hosting its 40th annual Father’s Day salmon bake from noon to 4 p.m. June 15. Tickets are $12 per person, $10 for kids under 11. For directions and more information, go to www.krl.org or call the Manchester library at (360) 871-3921.

CELEBRATING ITS ANNIVERSARY: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge will host Saturday Night Safari — Singers Gone Wild!, an evening of food, fun and music starting at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr., near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door. Proceeds help fund the theater company. Info: www.ovationmtb.com or call (206) 842-0472.

VIOLINISTS TO FIDDLERS: Interested in turning your violin into a fiddle? An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.

THE GRAND ‘OL FOURTH: Bainbridge celebration is seeking vendors for its 2008 event. Applications are available at the Bainbridge Chamber and online at www.bainbridgechamber.com. Deadline is May 23. Info: Call Elizabeth or Kevin at (206) 842-3700.

KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. All ages and experiences levels are welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.

HOME IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: The Home Depot, located at 21750 Markteplace, near WalMart in Poulsbo, hosts free do-it-yourself workshops every weekend. At 7 p.m. Thursdays: installing bathroom faucets; 10 a.m. Saturdays: energy efficient doors and windows; 11 a.m. Saturdays: working with tile; 1 p.m. Sundays: fixing a leaky toilet. Info: Call the store (360) 779-9924.

THE GREAT NORWESTERS: Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at The Northwest Design Center — 18850 State Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Info: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.

KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”

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.

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 mp@coachmaria.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: North Kitsap Eagles #3586 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo has the following events: Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $6.00; Bingo every Sunday. Early Birds are at 12:30 p.m. with the Regular Session starting at 1:00 p.m. 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.

ARTS & CRAFTS

IMPROV COMEDY CLASSES: Presented by the Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, will be Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8-29. Cost is $100 for all four Sundays including tickets to the final class performance. Limited to 15 students. To reserve, contact David at (360) 440-5730. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.

FINAL CALL TO ARTISTS: For the second annual Bainbridge Island Art and Music Expo, slated for Aug. 2-3. The art show will coincide with the newly named Farmstock Concerts featuring the Dan Tyminski Band of Nashville and jazz legend Hadley Caliman. For prospectus and application visit www.artexpobi.com or call the event coordinator at (206) 819-3618. Deadline: May 31.

MUSICIANS ARE INVITED: To share their talents by participating in the Bainbridge Island 2008 Summer Studio Tour Aug. 8-10. Interested performers can get more information and a schedule at www.musiccommunityresources.com/summerstudiotour2008.htm. Info: www.musiccommunityresources.com or call (206) 842-5485.

A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A not-for-profit artist owned and run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Kingston Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery, is expanding and looking for fine artists and art teachers to fill its planned classroom and gallery space. Interested artists and teachers should contact Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail pawsmac@mac.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, a 60-year-old non-profit gallery and arts organization will host open juries eight times during 2008 for artists interested in showing and selling work at the BAC Gallery located on Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Remaining jury dates are set for June 18, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

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 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Loretta Anderson at (360) 876-1415.

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 third Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertson’s. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.

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.

ART LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Art League meets weekly, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. All artists welcome to join, bring project to work on.

AUDITIONS

A NEW LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATRE: The Suquamish Theatre Project is forming and planning for its first play “Buz’Gem Blues” by Ojibway author Drew Hayden Taylor. Auditions will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 19 at the STP’s facility, the Suquamish Community Congregational United Church of Christ at Division and Geneva Streets. Cold readings from the script. Info: Contact Fred Saas at (360) 697-7839 or e-mail saas@embarqmail.com.

BPA AUDITIONS FOR ‘MACBETH:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will open its 2008-2009 season with the Shakespeare classic ‘Macbeth’ in October. They’ll be hosting auditions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 9 and 10 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Ages 14 and up invited to prepare a one-to-two minute Shakespeare monologue. Required to bring head shot or current picture. Info: Request an appointment by calling Deirdre at (206) 714-5766 or e-mail dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

KIDS

‘MAKING WAVES:’ The Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N., Suite C on Bainbridge, will be unveiling its newest exhibit — “Making Waves” — created by the Blue Man Group and Boston children’s museum. The exhibit will hang through the end of August. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.

DANCE

SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Sponsored by the Bainbridge Metro Parks District will begin with a salsa workshop at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. A DJ’d dance of all flavors will follow. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

‘BROADWAY BOUND:’ The Galletta School of Dance and Performing arts has written a Broadway-style show taking all-time favorite Broadway tunes and incorporating the journey of two small town girls to the Broadway stage. Performances will be at 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 and again at 1 p.m. June 22 at the North Kitsap High School auditorium, 2003 Hostmark St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $12 adults/$10 seniors/$8 kids under 12. Info: www.gallettadance.com, or call (360) 779-1122.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS: Are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Classes are one hour, followed by an afternoon dance at 1 p.m. Must pre-register. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM IN DANCE CLASSES IN GORST: Are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Kitsap Square Dance Association facility, 6800 Old Belfair Hwy. No experience necessary, no age limit, no partners required. Must pre-register. Info: Call (360) 877-5181.

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.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

KITSAP SCULPTOR KARSTEN BOYSEN: Features his show of twisted steel sculpture “Covert Vision” at the Theler Center off of State Route 3 in Belfair through September 1. Info: www.thelercenter.org or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.

EMILY’S BISTRO: Located at 19472 Powder Hill Place, suite 101 in Poulsbo will be featuring Rose Mancuso’s oil paintings, Diana Zacharias’ pastels and Elizabeth Haney’s watercolors through the month of June. Info: (360) 779-5578.

LOCAL ARTIST LINDA SPEARMAN: Will show an exhibit of her watercolors through the month of June at the Kitsap Physical Therapy office off of 7th Avenue in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-3777.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Will be featuring two of its artists in June, as painter Gail Hornsby and sculptor Frank Carsey combine forces in an exhibit titled “A Moment Captured.” The show will hang June 6 through the 28 at CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, with a reception slated for 5-9 p.m. June 6. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will featuring two if its artists during June — Andy and Pam Buck of Raincreek Pottery. Established in 1991, the duo designs functional pottery, dinnerware, jewelry, garden works and more. There work will be featured throughout the month at the Verksted, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

AWARD-WINNING NORTHWEST ARTIST: Larry Parker will display his representational landscape exhibit “Paintings of the Northwest and Southwest” hosted by Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery from June 1-24 at 3255 NW Lowell St. in Silverdale.Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.

THE COLOR OF MUSIC, THE SOUND OF ART: Is the title of the group art show slated for June at the Artists for Freedom and Unity, 317 N. Callow Ave. All art is welcome, no hanging fee. The show will hang through the end of the month, a reception is slated for 5-8 p.m. June 6. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

LOCAL ARTIST EILEEN SCHNEEGAS: Is the featured artist during May at the Silverdale Fine Arts Gallery, located at 9020 Washington Ave. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.silverdalefinearts.com or call (360) 698-5527.

ARTIST ELIZABETH OTTO: Will be showing her luxuriant paintings and figurative monotypes at a new Euro-inspired cafe called Cafe Trios — 772 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge — through the end of the month. Info: Call the cafe at (206) 842-3986.

WHIDBEY ISLAND ARTIST: Francy Blumhagen has been showing and exhibiting her paintings and collages for more than 30 years. Her work will be showing through June 30 on the walls of the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna at (360) 779-9199.

‘THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature an exhibit titled “Ring of Fire” featuring new pen and ink work by Elizabeth Reed Smith through June 30 in the foyer of Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997 or e-mail annie@gracehere.org.

‘HANDLE THE BIRDS’: Is the new show on display May 8 through June 10 at the Kingston Art Gallery in downtown Kingston. Featured artist Harv Kolln, spirit bird carver and colored pencilist Christy Camerer will be feted at the Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. May 10. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com or call (360) 297-5133.

FESTIVAL

LITERARY

LOCAL AUTHOR AND LIBRARIAN: Rae McDonald presents her new children’s book ‘A Fishing Surprise’ at 11 a.m. June 14, story time for kids ages 3 and up at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. The program will be followed by refreshments. Info: www.raemcdonald.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

WHAT MAKES A BOOK FUNNY?: Romance writer Sheila Rabe will discuss at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable, a free gathering for writers of all ages and experience levels at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

THE NEXT POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY READING: Will feature local lyricists Kris Hotchkiss, Jenifer Browne Lawrence and Charles Sharpe at 6 p.m. June 7 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, next to the Sons of Norway Lodge, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. An open mic will follow. Info: Call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

‘JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE’: Eagle Harbor Book Company presents local author, co-founder of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, James Douglass reading from his newly released book “JFK and the Unspeakable, Why he died and Why it matters” at 3 p.m. June 8 at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY PRESENTS: Bainbridge chronicler James Nagle, speaking about his new book “1948: The Crossroads Year” at 7:30 p.m. June 12, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Rd. in Silverdale for support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.

LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Has updated its listing for its book groups. All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books — 18881-D on Front St. in Downtown Poulsbo. Revised listings are as follows:

Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly

Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly

Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.

Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly

Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

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.

ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail blsacre@juno.com or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.

FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.

MUSIC

SUMMER JAZZ SERIES: At the Island Gallery on Bainbride Island, will feature the island’s own gypsy jazz band Ranger and the Rearrangers at 8 p.m. June 6 at the gallery, 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Ranger will rotate weekly gigs at the Island Gallery with the Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet through July. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

LOCAL CELTIC DUO: Rick May and Gil Yslas will be jamming at 9:30 p.m. June 14 in the lounge of the Oyster Bay Inn, 4412 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. 21+, no cover. Info: Call the Oyster Bay at (360) 377-5510.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: For this weekend June 6-8, the Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet will play straight-ahead jazz at 7:30 p.m. Friday while local stringer Bret Phillips will jam with Jon Wesley at the same time Saturday. An open mic for all styles will be at 7 p.m. Sunday. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

ROCKY POINT ALL STARS: Will be rocking the patio stage of Moondogs, Too around 8 p.m. June 6 at 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. At the same time the next night, Port Orchard band Oceans Above will jam with Banner Jump. Both shows are 21+, no cover at Moondogs Too. Info: www.myspace.com/moondogs_too or call (360) 895-2300.

WINTERLAND HOSTS: Nerd City 112 with Y.I.A, Madmartigan and Total Wreck at 9:30 p.m. June 5, followed by Joey James Dean and special guest Raven at the same time June 6, followed by the Rocky Point All Stars and Texas-sounding-trio Tres Hombres June 7. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call the bar at (360) 479-5686.

WILL ROCK FOR FOOD: The Charleston Music Venue hosts a canned food drive for the Bremerton Foodline featuring seven local bands including Vs. The World, Beneath All Kaos, Triple Forte and more starting around 6 p.m. June 6. The cover is $6, $5 with one can of food, $4 with two. At 7 p.m. the next night, Bellingham band Our Fallen Heroes will share the stage with locals Janison Penn and Libretto, $5 cover. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

ADRIAN AND THE SICKNESS: Is coming back from Austin, Texas to rock for Kitsap around 9 p.m. June 12 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th Ave. in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover. Info: myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 792-0801.

MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS: Will be sharing the Kitsap stage with The Bloodclots and local bands The Extinct, Y.I.A, CLR, Pawns and Sir Mark the Poet at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $10 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

THE AFU PRESENTS: Lenin’s Landlords with Triple Forte, Kamikazi Sex Pilots and the Extinct, starting around 6 p.m. June 14 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, $5 donation. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

BIG MOUTH MUSIC PRESENTS: This Time Next Year with Miles From Home, The Years Gone By and Ramona Come Closer at 7 p.m. June 14 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. All ages, $8 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

SEATTLE MENS CHORUS: Will perform “Comedy Tonight” featuring the famed Captain Smartypants and familiar works from the likes of the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Mel Brooks and more at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12-25. Presented by the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Info: Call the Admiral at (360) 373-6743.

THE PUGET SOUNDSTERS: A non-profit community service group in Kitsap will present “Friends and Lovers” a concert of popular music, at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 Summit Ave. S in Bremerton. Info: Call Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.

GRAMMY-NOMINATED, MULTI-TALENTED: Mel Carter, a modern-day renaissance man of sorts, will be performing at 8 p.m. June 7 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Dinner precedes the show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $59 for dinner and a show, $28-$16 for the show only. Info: www.mel-carter.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call the box office (360) 373-6743.

MUSIC FROM BRITAIN AND AMERICA: Bainbridge Performing Arts presnets the Bainbridge Symphony featuring British and American music of the 20th century at the next Declassified Chamber Concert at 3 p.m. June 8. Tickets are $10 per person. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.

THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.

THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.

GARCIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Hosts DJ Paisanos Mix from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every Saturday night at its location on Front Street in Poulsbo. Cover is $10 for guys, free for the ladies. Info: (360) 697-9800.

ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Rd. on Bainbridge — include:

A jazz ensemble workshop: from 7-9:20 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. $5 donation requested. Info: E-mail Mike at msellman@att.com

Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.

Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.

Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S NEWEST MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

NEW VENUE FOR LIVE MUSIC: The Clubhouse, formerly Cookies, hosts weekly open mic nights emceed by Randy Parsons with sign ups at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the bar — 332 S National Ave. in Bremerton. Free. Info: (360) 373-5643.

CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come out and sing. Info: www.kitsappines.org or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

KITSAP JAZZ SOCIETY: A group of Kitsap citizens have begun the formation of the Kitsap Jazz Society with aspirations of preserving and promoting jazz throughout the county. For more information, call (360) 731-1609.

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. Info: (360) 895-3200.

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. Info: (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. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

THE POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Will be featuring chef Chris Plemmons of the Culinary Arts Institute at Olympic College for demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and again at 12 p.m. along with live music from the swinging Double Barrs from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the medical center parking lot at 7th and Iverson Street. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

THE POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Will be meeting at 10 a.m. June 14 for a visit to the woodsy workshop with local garden artist Sue Skelly. $5 admission. Info: (360) 697-1172 or (360) 779-5030.

ALBERS VISTA GARDENS: A Bremerton non-profit organization accessible only through scheduled tours, has announced its 2008 Garden Tour Schedule with tours slated for 10 a.m. June 13, June 28, July 18, July 26 and more. By reservation only. Info: Call (360) 908-5887 or e-mail albersvistagardens@gmail.com

MASTER GARDENERS: Are available from 9-11 a.m. to answer questions and give tours through the Anna Smith Garden, located off of Tracyton Road near Fairgrounds Road in Silverdale. Scheduled classes for children are slated for late June. Info: Kathy (360) 895-9512.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Opens this weekend at the Town Square at City Hall on the island, featuring farm fresh local produce, art, crafts, food and music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will run April 12 through October 18. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.

KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.

OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Lisa Younger at lyounger@tnc.org, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.

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

FILM

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Hosts the “Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy” director Garth Jennings’ new movie “Son of Rambow” along with Helen Hunt’s big screen directorial debut “Then She Found Me” this week June 6-12 at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For show time and ticket information, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE’S: 2007-2008 Independent Film Series concludes with the 2007 film “Under the Same Moon” at 7 p.m. June 6, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call the Admiral at (360) 373-6743.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be featuring “Young at Heart” held over from last week along with “Son of Rambow” this week June 6-12 along with special showings of “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” at 9:35 only June 6-8. For show time and ticket information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: One of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the Northwest — located at 7369 Highway 3, south of Port Orchard near the Bremerton airport — hosts weekly double features of current box office movies. Open seven days a week starting in mid-June. For show times, movies slated and ticket information, go to www.rodeodrivein.com or call (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

THE CHANGING SCENE PRESENTS: A regional premiere of Colorado playwright Josh Hartwell’s contemporary drama “Contrived Ending” directed by Pavlina Morris beginning June 12 at the Changing Scene Northwest, 5889 State Highway 303, north of Outback Steakhouse. The show will run through June 28 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors, students and military. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

THE EDGE IMPROV PRESENTS: It’s monthly show at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 adults/$10 seniors, military and youth. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

‘THERE GOES THE BRIDE’: Bremerton Community Theatre will premiere the Ray Cooney farce “There Goes The Bride” June 6. It will play through June 29 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 for seniors and students and $7 for kids under 12. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.

JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.com.

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.

BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

FATHER’S DAY SALMON BAKE: The Kitsap Regional Library in Manchester will be hosting its 40th annual Father’s Day salmon bake from noon to 4 p.m. June 15. Tickets are $12 per person, $10 for kids under 11. For directions and more information, go to www.krl.org or call the Manchester library at (360) 871-3921.

CELEBRATING ITS ANNIVERSARY: Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge will host Saturday Night Safari — Singers Gone Wild!, an evening of food, fun and music starting at 7:30 p.m. June 7 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr., near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door. Proceeds help fund the theater company. Info: www.ovationmtb.com or call (206) 842-0472.

VIOLINISTS TO FIDDLERS: Interested in turning your violin into a fiddle? An interest list is being compiled for an old-time fiddle workshop with Ken Waldman and and Tania Opland. Info: (206) 842-2306.

THE GRAND ‘OL FOURTH: Bainbridge celebration is seeking vendors for its 2008 event. Applications are available at the Bainbridge Chamber and online at www.bainbridgechamber.com. Deadline is May 23. Info: Call Elizabeth or Kevin at (206) 842-3700.

KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. All ages and experiences levels are welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.

HOME IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: The Home Depot, located at 21750 Markteplace, near WalMart in Poulsbo, hosts free do-it-yourself workshops every weekend. At 7 p.m. Thursdays: installing bathroom faucets; 10 a.m. Saturdays: energy efficient doors and windows; 11 a.m. Saturdays: working with tile; 1 p.m. Sundays: fixing a leaky toilet. Info: Call the store (360) 779-9924.

THE GREAT NORWESTERS: Toastmasters Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month at The Northwest Design Center — 18850 State Highway 305 in Poulsbo. Info: http://greatnorwesters.freetoasthost.net or call Kathy (360) 301-1864.

KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”

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.

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 mp@coachmaria.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: North Kitsap Eagles #3586 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo has the following events: Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $6.00; Bingo every Sunday. Early Birds are at 12:30 p.m. with the Regular Session starting at 1:00 p.m. 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.

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