What’s going on in Kitsap County | July 9


BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR: Is seeking regional artists to share their work during the 25th annual winter Studio Tour. Applications are at the BI Chamber or online at, due July 31. Info: Call Dinah at (206) 852-0504 or e-mail

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 Info: or call (206) 842-5485.


AUDITIONS FOR: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” the musical, produced by CSTOCK will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and noon to 4 p.m. July 20 plus special auditions by appointment from 10 a.m. to noon July 12. Auditions open to ages 10 and up. Prepare a two-minute song, bring accompaniment and be prepared to read from the script. Info: or call (360) 297-0848.


CHILDREN’S PAPER CRAFTS: Are taught at summer classes from noon-2 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 25 at Design Your World, 19347 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. $15 per class for kids 4 and up. Info: Call (360) 930-8098.

CSTOCK’S SUMMER KIDS WORKSHOP: For kids ages 9-15 will be July 28-Aug. 8 with performances of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” directed by Andrea Gonzales Aug. 8-10. During the workshop, kids will learn the basics of theater, music and dance. It also features a director-in-training program for teens ages 16-21. Class is limited to 40 students. Cost is $150. To reserve, contact Dale at (360) 698-9515 or

THE ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Is taking registration now for summer music camps, including a piano camp July 7-11, chamber camp Aug. 4-8 and rock! camp Aug. 11-15. Price and duration info is available online at Call to register. Info: (206) 780-6911 or


SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: The July dance sponsored by the Bainbridge Island metro park district will begin with a Boogie Swing workshop at 7:30 p.m. July 12. A dance will follow at 8:15 p.m. with live music from the Summer Big Band. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info:



BREMERTON ARTIST CHUCK SMART: Will be showing an exhibit of new work titled “Zoo York: Graffiti Series” through July 31 at Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery, 3255 NW Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. A reception for the artist is slated for 6-8 p.m. July 11.

KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Will feature Marilyn Liden Bode and Betty Claire during the month of July. Both artists are founding members of the Kingston Gallery. Their show “Living Imprints” will hang through Aug. 4, a reception for the artists is slated for 5-8 p.m. July 12 at the gallery off Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. Info: or call (360) 297-5133.

THE BEST OF GALLERY FRAGA: The Bainbridge Island Gallery Fraga will be celebrating the variety of its artists with a massive special two-month show, hanging through July and August. Info: or call (206) 842-1150.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES: Features five artists exploring and interpreting the landscape in a variety of mediums for its July show “Translate the Landscape.” A reception is slated for the artists, from 6-8 p.m. July 11. The show will hang through the month at the Roby King, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info:, (206) 842-2063.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will be featuring three artists during the month of July — Sue Baldwin’s light hearted and whimsical pottery, porcelain and raku artist Clarice Falconer and Suzanne L. Burns’ two-dimensional birds and images of life. Their work will be prominently featured throughout the month along with the co-op gallery’s 37 artists on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 697-4470.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature monotypes by Berit Ringo in his show “My Many Houses” which will hang July 3 through Aug. 31 in the lobby of Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: Call Ann at (206) 842-9997.

‘PAINT FREE OR DIE:’ Is the title of Ron Harper’s patriotic exhibit of experimental works which debuts at the Collective Visions Gallery, 4th and Pacific in Bremerton. The show will run through July 28. Info: or call (360) 377-8327.

APOCOLYPSE WHEN: An open group art show with a theme on the "end of it all" at the Artists for Freedom and Unity hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. The show will hang throughout the month. Info: or call (360) 782-1329.

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: or call the Center at (360) 275-4898.


CARE TO JAZZ: Peninsula Community Health Services presents two days of great jazz for a great cause July 11 and 12 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. From 5:30-10:30 p.m. July 11 comedian The Great Cris Larsen will host a live auction/benefit featuring the Don Alverson Trio and Jazz Ambassadors, then the next day, there will be jazz all day on the beach, culminating with evening concerts. Tickets range from $15-50, proceeds benefit the PCHS’ patient care fund. Info: or call (360) 478-2366.


BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info:

AUTHOR LEIF ENGER: Is coming to Kitsap to read from his new book “So Brave, Young and Handsome” at 12 p.m. July 12 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-5332.

POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Poets Marianna Mears, Nancy Rekow and Everett Thompson will read from their work starting at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. The featured readers are followed by an open mic. Info: or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

PENINSULA ROMANCE WRITERS ASSOCIATION: Meets at 10 a.m the third Saturday of every month (July 19) at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in E. Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 405-9100.

FIELD’S END WRITERS ROUNDTABLE: Will feature Sheila Rabe and others exploring a “What’s the best way to get your words on the page” panel discussion starting at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: or call the library at (206) 842-4162 or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.


THE GLOBAL BEAN: Hosts a celtic jam session at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by Valerie Markell and her honey-like voice at 7 p.m. Thursday and local gypsy jazz procurers Ranger and the Re-Arrangers at 8 p.m. Friday. All shows are all ages at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 692-9582.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Folk-rock duo Soul Distraction will be coming from Vancouver to play at 7:30 p.m. Friday while Americana folk duo Bill and Kate Isles from Minnesota will play at the same time Saturday. Sunday will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-6725.

MUSIC AT THE MARKET: The Bainbridge Island Town and Country Market, in association with Music Community Resources, presents an eight-week free outdoor concert series, beginning with classical guitarist Cesar Medel at 5 p.m. July 11. Concerts will be from 5-7 p.m. every Friday. Info: or call Steve Vadset at (206) 842-3848 or e-mail

THE BLOEDEL RESERVE: Will host a summer full of concerts, beginning with TangoHeart Quartet playing Astor Pizolla among others at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Reserve on Bainbridge. At 7 p.m. July 12 the group Rogue will play French cabaret blended with folk and at 4:30 p.m. July 13 the Onyx Chamber Players will play. Admission for each is $32. Info: or call (206) 842-7631.

WINTERLAND: Will host the Rocky Point All Stars jamming with Seattle band Team Vulture at 9 p.m. July 12 at Winterland. At the same time the night before, Alligators will be sharing the stage with guests. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 479-5686.

THE MANETTE SALOON: Features a free acoustic show Wednesday followed by sultry singer Annaliese at 9 p.m. Thursday and then DJ Oznog at the same time Friday. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 792-0108.

THE CHARLESTON MUSIC VENUE: Will host Seattle ska band Natalie Wouldn’t with U.K. band Second Time Lucky and guests starting at 6 p.m. July 9, followed by Whiskey Dicks with the Far Away Boys, James Hunnicut and more at 7 p.m. July 11 and Redepmtion City with The Outfit and Nasty Left at 7 p.m. July 12. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Features the local branch of the Northwest Accordion Society, playing waltz, polka and more from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 12 at 7th and Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October. Info:

KITSAP COMPOSERS CD RELEASE: A group of composers which meets once a month at the Island Music Guild Hall will release its first CD with a party at 2 p.m. July 13 at the IMG, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 780-6911.

TUNE STRANGLERS: Will be bringing their honky tonk and Western swing to the Bainbridge Island Concerts at Waterfront Park at 7 p.m. July 16. All ages, free. Info: or call (206) 842-2306.

CHICAGO BLUES MAN: Lightnin’ Joe will jam from 1-4 p.m. July 19 for a new event called Blues in the Garden at Savage Plants and Landscape, 6810 State Highway 104 in Kingston. All ages, free show. Info: Call the nursery at (360) 297-8711.

CELTIC DUO RICK MAY and GIL YSLAS: Will be playing at 9:30 p.m. July 12 in the lounge of the Oyster Bay Inn, 4412 Kitsap Way in Bremerton.

SRANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS: An island-based gypsy jazz band will be playing its second concert in The Island Gallery’s Summer Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the gallery 100 Madison Ave. N. Next week, the Geordie Kelly Trio will play at the same time, same place July 19. Info: or call (206) 780-9500.

BLUES MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE: Peter Spencer will perform for the Seabold Second Saturdays concert series, July 12 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge Island. An acoustic open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. (sign-ups at 6:30 p.m.) followed by Spencer. Play or pay $5. Kids free. Info: or call Larry at (206) 842-5099.

KITSAP COMPOSERS FORUM: A once-monthly meeting of local musicians and composers will host a CD Release party for their compilation “Mosaic” at 2 p.m. July 13 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 780-6911.

FOUR-PART HARMONY: Is the title of the exhibit of watercolors that will show at Checkers Espresso and Gallery in downtown Poulsbo July 1-31. It’s also the name of the four women painters who harmonize together in painting. 18881 Dront St. in Poulsbo.

WES CORBETT AND JAKE JOLIFF: Will be performing on banjo and mandolin Tuesday, July 29th at IMG Hall: “Wes Corbett and Jake Joliff”. Duo performance with banjo and mandolin. It’s always a special occasion when Wes comes to perform on Bainbridge. This will be a chance to hear some great mid-week music!

CONCERTS AT EVERGREEN: Free live music from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday, July 1 through Aug. 12 at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton. Info: Call Cynthia at (360) 473-5425.

CONCERTS ON THE BOARDWALK: Will feature four weeks of free concerts, 6-8 p.m. Fridays July 11 through Aug. 1 on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 377-3041.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: A free concert series from 7-9 p.m. each Wednesday July 9 through Aug. 20 at waterfront park on Bainbridge Island. Info:

SUMMER NIGHTS ON THE BAY: Provides free outdoor live concerts from 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday July 8-29 at Liberty Bay waterfront park in Poulsbo. Info:

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: 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

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 or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: 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: or call (360) 692-9582.

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: 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.


MEMBERS OF BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society will be teaching a class on winter gardening — what to grow, when to plant — at the Bremerton Farmers Market from 6-7 p.m., July 10. Info: Call Jim at (360) 405-6423.

BAINBRIDGE IN BLOOM: Celebrates its 20th anniversary July 11-13 by rolling back ticket prices. General garden tour tickets for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. are $25 for adults, $10 for kids under 12 and $20 for those biking the bloom. There are also tickets available for the Patron Day and evening dinner party July 11. Info: or call (206) 842-7901.

GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Will host its annual celebration of added acreage to the Cowling Creek Preserve with tours of the preserve and potluck lunch starting at 9 a.m. July 12 at Cowling Creek, 20325 Miller Bay Road in Suquamish. Info and RSVP: or e-mail kate@greatpeninsula.

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. July 18, July 26 and more. By reservation only. Info: Call (360) 908-5887 or e-mail

. 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: 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:

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, (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

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:


THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will be featuring the Oscar nominee for best foreign film “Mongol” July 11-17 at its filmhouse, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For ticket and show time info, go to or call (206) 842-3080.

KRL HOSTS SUMMER FAMILY MOVIES: Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library, Fridays at 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Library, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Silverdale and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo branch. Free. Call each branch for dates and films. Info:, or call Sylvan Way at(360) 405-9100, Bainbridge at (206) 842-4162, Silverdale at (360) 692-2779 or Poulsbo at (360) 779-2915.

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 or call (360) 698-6030.


THE JEWEL BOX THEATER: Debuts Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” at 8 p.m. July 18 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The show will run through Aug. 16 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10. For tickets or more info: or call (360) 779-9688.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW: For Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge’s production of the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale classic “Into the Woods.” There will be nine performances July 11-27 at the Bainbridge High School theater, 9330 NE High School Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $13-20, available at Winslow Drug, Mills Music and online at Info: or call (206) 842-0472.

CSTOCK PRESENTS: Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” July 11 through Aug. 3 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $7 for kids under 11. Info: or call (360) 692-9940.

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

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


COMEDY NIGHT AT SLIP 45: Located at 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard, the bar/lounge will be hosting comedy night with Robin Cee and Scot Shields 9 p.m. Info: or call (360) 895-7932.

CAR AND BIKE SHOW: The Second Annual Ride and Rally for a Cure car show, benefiting a host of cancer and diabetes research foundations will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12 at the Kitsap Mall’s North Parking with live bands, food and vendors and the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt Team. $15 participant fee, free to watch. Info:,, or e-mail

12-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS CLASS: Loosely based on the TV show “The Biggest Loser” will begin July 15 at Le Garmache Catering, 1327 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Participants will each put $29 into a pot which will be doled out to the top-three biggest losers. Info: Call Kathleen at (360) 876-1767.

THE CRUISIN’ SEASON IS: Back in full swing as every Wednesday evening now through September, classic car enthusiasts gather and bring their rides out to Buck’s A&W, 1700 Mile Hill Drive. in Port Orchard. All ages welcome, 5-8 p.m., know your classic car rules. Info: (360) 876-9088.

BEAR OF A RUN: An 8-miler through the Port Gamble trails, a part of the Roots Rock Run series, will begin at 8 a.m. July 13 in the town of Port Gamble. Cost is $15. Sign up at Poulsbo Running. Info: or call (360) 779-8757.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHESS GAMES: Are held from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club. Info: (360) 377-3955.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Will feature Bainbridge author Warren Read discussing his new book “The Lyncher in Me” from 10 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: (206) 842-4162.

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.

FOURTH STREET MARKET: A street fair in downtown Bremerton offering art, crafts and antiques will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and again Aug. 9. Info: Contact Peggy at (360) 479-4101 or

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.

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: 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 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

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.

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

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

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.

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