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GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Will feature artwork from Belfair artist Louise Cothary Nov. 5-21 with a reception slated for 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.
'PICTURING AMERICA:' The Kingston branch of the Kitsap Regional Library is partnering with the Kingston Art Gallery to present its portfolio of American masterpiece prints, at the KAG's next Second Saturday Gallery Night. The prints will hang Nov. 8-9, while the reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the KAG. Info: Call the library at (360) 297-3330.
GLASS ARTIST JIM GREGORY: And painter Joanne Schoener Scott are the featured artists, through November, at the Kingston Art Gallery. They will be feted with a reception, alongside the KRL's "Picturing America" from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8 at KAG. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
JAK'S CAFE AND ESPRESSO: Will feature impressionist painter Judie Odell and her work in watercolor, acrylic, oil and collage throughout November and December at its shop, 19355 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. Info: Call (360) 394-5257.
HORIZONS: The Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery hosts an exhibit of its artists points of view on horizons, along with table-makers in "The Unexpected Table" from Nov. 7 through Dec. 2 at 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. An artists' reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.
THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Will feature "Memories of Comfort" an exhibit of photographs from Richard Badger starting Nov. 10 and hanging through December at the Gallery at Grace, 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.gracehere.org or call (206) 842-9997.
THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Features Belfair painter Louise Cothary today through Nov. 21, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. An artist's reception is slated for 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.
ART IN THE WOODS: Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest will feature a free, self-guided studio tour through 19 different studios featuring more than 50 artists Nov. 7-9 throughout North Kitsap. Maps are available at www.cafnw.org, at the Verksted Gallery and Raven's Blues in downtown Poulsbo, at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, the Kingston Art Gallery or Collective Visions in Bremerton. Info: www.cafnw.org.
INKJET PRINTING, THE STATE OF ART: A free gallery talk by fine art photographer and digital printing expert Tyler Boley will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts galler, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.
THE NEXT PORT GAMBLE ART WALK: Will be from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 7 as downtown Port Gamble businesses will each feature a local artist. Info: www.portgamble.com.
CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST: Kathryn Parslow will be giving a nutrition workshop and signing copies of her new book "Surviving the American High Tech Diet" at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Silverdale Library, 3550 Carlton St. in Silverdale and again at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org.
LIBRARY SPEAKERS FORUM: Hugh Spitzer presents "History of the Washington State Constitution" at 4 p.m. Nov. 9, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge as part of the Bainbridge Library's Speakers Forum. Tickets are $10 at the door, $40 for the whole series. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.
'THE OWL AND THE WOODPECKER:' Paul Bannick will present a slide show based on "The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America's Most Iconic Birds" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
'CROSSINGS:' A new book based "On the Ferries of Puget Sound" will be presented with a multi-media slide show at 3 p.m. Nov. 16, by the book's author/photographer Michael Diehl at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
WRITERS' ROUNDTABLE: At the next Field's End Writers' Roundtable, Warren Read will lead a discussion on "How do you go from vignettes to a meaningful memoir?" at 7 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org.
'THE MARCO POLO ODYSSEY:' Will be presented by Harry Rustein in the next edition of the Travelogue series, co-sponsored by The Traveler Bookstore at the Bainbridge, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.
LIVING LIBRARY: Check out a new point of view by stopping by the library for a one-on-one conversation with a volunteer "living book" who is likely to have a lifestyle, occupation, culture or viewpoint different from your own. "Book" titles include a Muslim, U.S. Marine veteran, a young gay male, a practitioner of voluntary simplicity, former FBI agent, an anti-violence activist and an atheist. Part of One Book, One Community. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
WINTERLAND HOSTS: Redemption City with No Make and Fatal Frequency at 9 p.m. Nov. 7, followed by Joe Buck Yourself with The Swinos, 12 Gauge Saint and Jackmove at the same time Nov. 8. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover for Redemption City, $8 for Joe Buck, at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
THE CHARLESTON FEATURES: An acoustic evening with Randall Kimball, J.J., Emmense Suspence and Melissa at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, followed by Abandoned Fetus, Rebel Skum and Wake the Fallen, 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Hills of Elysium will jam with Your Divine Tragedy, Broken Entry and Iron Syder at the same time Nov. 7, followed by Joe Buck Yourself with Artimus Maximus, 12 Gauge Saint and guests at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
BIG MOUTH PRESENTS: California bands This Time Next Year with All Teeth and Michigan band Fireworks along with local hardcore from Black Mamba, Breaking Ground and Running Circles at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the VFW on Central Valley Road in Bremerton. All ages, $8. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.
THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: The Verde String Quartet at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, followed by the Ride at 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com
TIZLEY'S EUROPUB FEATURES: The local celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 followed by Mark Moore at the same time Nov. 8. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.
THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: The Higgins, a family trio with jaw-dropping harmony, for dinner and a show, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets for both are $53. Tickets for the show only are $22 main floor, $18 in the loge and $12 in the balcony. Info: higginstrio.blogspot.com, www.admiraltheatre.org.
THE ZEITGEIST ROCK SERIES: Features PWRFL Power and Kusikia with guests at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/zeitgeistconcertseries.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Solo bassist Kimberly Lynn will be playing jazz, blues and rock on the bass at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 followed by Kites and Crows from Ashland, Ore. at that same time Nov. 8. Sunday, Nov. 9, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
THE COLIGNON JAZZ TRIO: Will be hosting a free, double CD release party for "The Colignon Trio" and "Colignon Plays Liszt and Rachmaninoff" from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org
LOCAL MUSICIAN KATHRYN LAFOND: Will be releasing a new CD "River of Love, Human and Divine" from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.kathrynlafond.com, www.islandmusic.org.
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.
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
POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: Will host the Potting Sisters at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Poulsbo Library Conference Room, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Guests welcome. Info: (360) 697-1172.
CROSS SOUND GARDEN CLUBS: Will he hosting a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Central Kitsap Community Hall, 10020 Central Valley Road. Perennials, herbs, grasses, shrubs and more. Info: Call Marie at (360) 275-5763.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
'AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL:' A film around the question "Is America Obsessed with Beauty?" will be showing at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 with the filmmaker Darryl Roberts in attendance at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge Island, presented by the Poulsbo non-profit Our Beauty Within. Tickets are $15. Info: www.americathebeautifuldoc.com, www.ourbeautywithin.org, www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (360) 626-4379.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be showing "The Duchess," "Religulous" and "W." Nov. 7-13 with a special Weekend Wierd showing of the spaghetti western "Sukiyaki Western Django" at 9:20 p.m. only Nov. 7-9, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will feature the traditional genre western "Appaloosa" Nov. 7-13 with a special showing of the documentary "America the Beautiful" Nov. 9, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com.
'TWILIGHT:' The movie based on author Stephanie Meyer's bestselling series will be released early in Kitsap at 11 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Olympic Cinemas, 1520 NE Riddell Road in Bremerton and the Bainbridge Cinemas, 403 N. Madison Ave. in Bainbridge for a fundraising midnight screening to benefit the KRL. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include a small popcorn, a small drink and eligibility for raffle prizes. Info: Call Susan at KRL (360) 405-9133.
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Presents "Frozen River" the story of a care-ravaged mother in a run-down trailer park who crosses paths with a young, troubled mohawk woman, through Nov. 6, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time information, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
PLAID TIDINGS: A holiday sequel to the hit "Forever Plaid" will be playing at the Jewel Box, directed by Gwen Adams, Nov. 14-Dec. 6 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Nov. 16, 23 and Dec. 7. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.
'BLITHE SPIRIT:' Bremerton Community Theatre presents the 1940s-era Noel Coward piece through Nov. 23 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7 youth. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.com, or call (360) 373-5152.
BPA THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENTS: 'Broadway Musical Adventures" a celebration of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time at 5 p.m. tonight, followed by "Saving Juliet" at 7 p.m. Nov. 6-7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Admission for "Musical Adventures" is free, $10 for "Saving Juliet." Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, (206) 842-8569.
‘THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA:’ The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest will present “The Complete History of America Abridged,” a wacky comedy just in time for elections, directed by Darren Hembd through Nov. 15. All performances will be at the Panda Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way in Bremerton, $25 for the show and a meal. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKSGIVING WINE TASTING: The Olympic Wine Shop's annual event will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8, featuring turkey and other traditional dishes matched with wines at the shop next to the Taprock NW Grill in Poulsbo Village. Info: (360) 697-9463.
PORT ORCHARD PARTY: For the 19th year in a row, the Towne Square Mall (formerly the South Kitsap Mall) off of Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard, will be filled with food, party-goers and dancers benefitting key South Kistap non-profits beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. More than 20 restaurants will provide food while the Mike Nelson trio will provide soft jazz. Tickets are $35 adv, $40 at the door. 21+. This year is a Hollywood Theme with costume contests. Info: www.portorchardparty.com.
PARADIGM SHIFTERS: A local group associated with the Institute of Noetic Sciences, will be meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 8, followed by an evening meeting from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Road on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.paradigm-shifters.net or call (206) 780-9417.
THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS: Of Bainbridge Island Support Group will feature Dr. Ione Fine on "The Neural Effects of Visual Deprivation: How Blindness Rewires the Brain" from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Bainbridge Public Library. Free. Info: (206) 842-3551.
OCHEAMI: A group of performers studying and sharing West African culture with their audience will come to Bainbridge for performances at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and again at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. Tickets are $6. Info: Call Bonnie at (206) 842-7901.
A 12-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS CLASS: Loosely based on the TV show "The Biggest Loser" will begin Nov. 18 at Le Garmanche Catering, 1327 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Each participant will put in $30 which will be doled out to the top three biggest losers at the end of the session. Info: Call Kathleen at (360) 876-1767.
EAT LOCAL FOR THANKSGIVING: The Poulsbo Farmers Market will be holding an "Eat Local for Thanksgiving and Holiday Market" from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 22 in the lower level of the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT POULSBO: Businesses throughout downtown Poulsbo will offer in-store savings, coupons, bonus buys, raffles, prizes and more from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Pick up goody bags at the cabana in the center of town or the Sons of Norway. Info: (360) 697-3366.
'FEEDING NORTH KITSAP:' An open discussion on the many opportunities to sustainably provide food to the residents of North Kitsap, including topics like the WSU Extension's program "Farm to School," schoolyard gardens, local agriculture and more at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston. $5 suggested donation. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org, or call Stillwaters at (360) 297-2876.
'WHAT KITSAP COLLECTS:' The Kitsap County Historical Society presents a new exhibit called "What Kitsap Collects: A Unique Perspective," opening Nov. 7 with a reception from 6:30-8 p.m. at the musuem, 280 Fourth St. in Bremerton. Free. Info: www.kitsaphistory.org
LYME DISEASE: An overview and informative talk by Susan L. Marra, MS, ND, will be from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 370 Brien Drive on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4215.
‘OPERATION SLEEPING BAG:’ Monica’s Waterfront Bakery in Old Towne Silverdale is accepting donations on behalf of the Taking It To The Streets ministry in their second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the fall. Info: www.waterfrontbakery.com or call (360) 698-2991.
‘THE BIG ONE:’ A traveling earthquake exhibit from the University of Washington’s Burke Museum will be at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Erickson Ave., through Dec. 31. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.
CHESS PLAYERS: The Kitsap Regional Library in downtown Bremerton hosts games with resident players from the Kitsap County Chess Club from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 377-3955.
FREE FIRST THURSDAYS: The board of directors at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum are now offering free admission to the museum, located at 215 Ericksen Ave. on Bainbridge, during the first Thursday of every month. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.