Arts and Entertainment

TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week, Aug. 7-14

Argentine Tango Dancers Julio and Mirabi will be giving lessons to the soundtrack of local band Bluefish Tango Aug. 7 at the Manette Saloon in Bremerton. See MUSIC for more info.  - File Photo
Argentine Tango Dancers Julio and Mirabi will be giving lessons to the soundtrack of local band Bluefish Tango Aug. 7 at the Manette Saloon in Bremerton. See MUSIC for more info.
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ARTS & CRAFTS

DRAWING SUPER HEROES: Andrew Maiers will lead a workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds on drawing magna and superheroes. The workshop will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at Eagle Harbor Books is located at 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: (360) 692-2375 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend Recession-Friendly Art Show, slated for 1-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Town Square on Bainbridge, is looking for artists. This event is open to all artists and craftspeople who are interested in participating in a fun, casual, recession-friendly event. Vendors are welcome to bring pictures of their work and portfolios, but all items sold will be priced at $100 or less. Preference will be given to local (North Kitsap) artists and to those whose work is not generally available for under $100. Proposals for art demonstrations are welcome. Send a short description of your work (with a maximum of five pictures) and what you’d like to exhibit to Kim Hendrickson at kim@hendricksn.org. Approvals will be sent by Aug. 3, and booth fees of $30 are due by Aug. 15. Application deadline is Aug. 1. Info: www.islandwineweekend.blogspot.com.

THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or m-dclayton@comcast.net for more information.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 summer and winter Studio Tours, slated for Aug. 7-9 and Dec. 4-6, respectively. Artists can apply for one or both events at this time. Info: Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.

AUDITIONS

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Classical Music Program is seeking musicians for all instruments for the 2009-2010 season. Interested woodwind, brass and string players should prepare three to four minutes of music, contrasting styles recommended. Percussionists should prepare two minutes. Sight-reading will be provided. Contact BSO’s personnel managers Lisa Hirayama at (206) 781-8354 or Patricia Beasley at (206) 842-6658 to schedule an audition. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Symphony.html.

DANCE

LEARN HOW TO LEAD: Men, especially, are invited to learn the simple techniques of being a good leader in ballroom dancing at weekly ballroom dance classes at the Bremerton Elks, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Info: Call Jan at 360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.

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.

FARMERS MARKETS

BAINBRIDGE FARMERS MARKET: Raspberries, currants and cherries are in, as are vine-ripened tomatoes and delectable salad fixins, at the Bainbridge Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Town Square at City Hall.

PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET: Is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Marina Park in Port Orchard. Info: www.pofarmersmarket.org.

SUQUAMISH FARMERS MARKET: Is from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14 at the corner of Suquamish Way and Division Ave, across from the Shell Station.

KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET: Is located at Mike Wallace Park at the Port of Kingston Marina from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through October. Vendors offer fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Local artisans bring wonderful handmade art and crafts and local musicians play live music. Info: kingstonfarmersmarket.com.

PORT GAMBLE SUNDAY MARKET: Will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday through September in Port Gamble. Local handmade and homegrown products are available everything from kiddie teepees and fused glass jewelry to potted flowers and pit barbecue. Info: www.portgamble.com.

THE BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Is open at its new location — Evergreen Park at the end of Pacific Street in Bremerton. The market will be open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 15, offering goods from local farmers, artists and businesses. Info: www.bremertonmarket.wordpress.com, e-mail bremertonmarket@gmail.com or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.

POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Features fresh produce, preserved food, art, crafts and live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical/dental center parking lot at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 779-6720.

SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET: Silverdale Farmers Market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, rain or shine. The market will feature fresh baked bread, jams, honey, beef jerky and sweet treats. Info: (360) 471-8219 or www.SilverdaleFarmersMarket.com.

INDOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Peninsula Farmers Market Association’ indoor farmers market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the Island Jamz Caribbean Restaurant, 1783 NE State Highway 308, Keyport. Available this time of year are bulb pots, fresh baked bread, jams, beef jerky, fresh cut herbs, art and crafts and veggie starts. Info: Monica at (360) 471-8219 or www.KeyportFarmersMarket.com.

HANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Is open at Dragonfly Farms Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road, Kingston, from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.dragonflyfarms or (360) 638-1292.

FESTIVALS

SLUG inFESTation: The Kingston Art Gallery and the Kingston Chamber of Commerce are selling “hunting licences” for a new town festival — the inaugural Kingston Slug Hunt — the SLUG inFESTation, slated for Aug. 8 in which 101 hand-painted slugs will be hidden throughout Kingston on a town-wide scavenger hunt. Finders keepers. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

KIDS

WIZARD AND WITCH DAY AT KIDIMU: Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite wizard or witch and enjoy themed games, songs and art projects. Ages 3 to 10 are welcome at 11 a.m. Aug. 8. Free with membership or admission. Info: www.kidimu.org or (206) 855-4650.

MUD BAY PLAY DAY: A community open house at low tide on Mud Bay offers prizes for best mud pie, mud sculpture, mud drawing and other fun mud sports from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 9 at 2525 Rocky Point Road in Bremerton, with live music by Joey James Dean, free chair massage by Joyce Hamilton and other local businesses. Info: Call Wendy at (206) 355-1706 or email homelandinvestment@gmail.com.

‘MEET THE ROBINSONS:’ Will play as a movie matinee at 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge. The movie is free. Info: (206) 842-4162 or www.krl.org.

GARDENING CLASSES FOR KIDS: The master gardeners of Anna Smith Garden in Tracyton host gardening classes for children, age 4 through sixth grade, from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays now through Aug. 26. Each Wednesday is a different class:  Aug. 12, Herbs; Aug. 19, Why Trees Are Important; Aug. 26, Old Shoe Day and Harvest Clean up. Anna Smith Garden is located on Tracyton Boulevard near Fairgrounds Road, park on the street. Classes are free, donations welcome. Info: call (360) 674-2199 or e-mail iharper@wavecable.com.

SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS: Eagle Harbor Book Company will be hosting activities for kids at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 27. Wednesday programs will be geared for ages 8-12 while Thursdays will be for kids 3 and older, starting at 10 a.m. All events are free and open to the public at Eagle Harbor, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

REGULAR FUN AT KIDIMU: The non-profit Kids Discovery Museum, tucked back at 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island, hosts Free First Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, and Messy Fridays at 11 a.m. each Friday for kids ages 3-10. In addition the museum has a host of special programs and activities regularly updated at its website, www.kidimu.org. Info: (206) 855-4650.

VOLUNTEER AT KIDIMU: Volunteer camp assistants are needed at the Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Adult volunteers also are encouraged. Info: (206) 855-4650 or lisam@kidimu.org.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months to 3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.

STORYTIME: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SUMMER STUDIO TOUR: Will celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade, locally made, art on Aug. 7, 8 and 9. This marks the ninth year for the summer event, and 52 artists will be on hand to share their work with you. Complete with live music to set the mood, grab a cool lemonade and stroll through some lovely local artists’ gardens to shop and view the great selection of art and talk to the artists. The Studio Tour is a self-guided art tour with no admission fee, and is accessible by car or bicycle. Info: www.bistudiotour.com.

THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Is going by The Harbor Street Art Gallery this month inline with Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Days slated for Aug. 26-30 throughout downtown Port Orchard. Along with a special Cedar Cove Quilt up for raffle, the gallery will be hosting its Art of the Quilt VI exhibition this month. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.org, www.cedarcoveassociation.com.

THE ROBY KING GALLERY: Will feature photographer Neal Philpott and paintings from Raenell Doyle Aug. 7-29, 176 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge Island. A reception for the artists is slated for First Friday, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com.

THE ISLAND GALLERY: Features the “Bloomin’ Gourds” of sculptural artist Charlotte Masi Aug. 7-30, with an artist reception slated for 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the gallery, 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.charlottemasi.com, www.theislandgallery.net.

SILVERPOINT WITH MEREDITH CHERNICK: A workshop highlighting this rare craft — every stroke stays; there are no erasures — will be from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 8 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or bainbridgeartsandcrafts.org.

POWERS OF 10: Galleries’ August reception with a Western and state fair theme will have an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7. at Powers of 10 Galleries, Fourth and Pacific, Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-3187.

BUGS: Invade Bainbridge Arts and Crafts: In its August exhibition, Bugs, BAC artists look at the insect in textiles, letterpress, artists’ books, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, and glass. “Bugs” will display from Aug. 7 through Sept. 1. An artists’ reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7. BAC is located at 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or Victoria@bacart.org.

BAC ARTIST DEMOS: During the month of August, several artists will be sharing their talent at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. From 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 8, Meredith Chernick will present silverpoint; from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 15 Cameron Snow will display hand-painting on porcelain; and from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22, Jan Hurd will present realism with watercolor. BAC is located at 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or Victoria@bacart.org.

DOGS & DEMOS AT THE VERKSTED: The Veksted Gallery’s annual photo contest will run through Aug. 16. Submit one 4x6 color or black-and-white dog photo for the Poulsbo gallery’s annual Dog Days. Full contest rules are available at the gallery. Also on Aug. 15-16 selected Verksted artists will be demoing live in gallery. The Verksted is located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

‘RECALL RENDEZVOUS:’ An exhibit of paintings by Anna Hoey and Larry Parker will be featured in the main gallery of Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, while installation artist Deanna Pindell will show “Improved Land For Sale” in the boardroom gallery. Both shows hang through Aug. 30, with an artists’ reception slated for 5 p.m. Aug. 7. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

THE KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Features Winnie Rich’s new exhibit “Exquisite Commonplace” hanging through Kingston’s inaugural SLUG inFESTation Aug. 8. The KAG is located off Highway 104, two blocks up from the ferry in downtown Kingston. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

VIRIDIAN FINE ART & FRAMING: Will be showing the works of Manchester’s Pat Bruzas with more than 20 pieces of her collage and Sumi paints. The framing business is located at 1800 Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard. The show will hang through July. Info: (360) 871-7900.

‘LIGHT STUDIES:’ An artistic infusion of all things math, physics, biology, human nature, psychology and spirituality by Kent Halloway will hang in the Bainbridge Performing Arts lobby gallery through August. Info: www.kentholloway.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call BPA at (206) 842-1163.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will feature a dynamic media artist (Pam Sanders), an organic potter (Irma O’Brien) and a wood turner who uses natural design (Gary Burdyshaw) through August, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. August also marks the gallery’s trademark “Pawsbo’s” Dog Days. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

NATURE PHOTO CONTEST: Sponsored by Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Nature photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcomed to participate in a Nature Photo Contest, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston. This summertime contest ends Sept. 15. Contest categories will include various ages and all skill levels. Prizes will be awarded at a celebration and show in October. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org/contest.php.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: William Thompson, Stillwaters naturalist and former National Geographic photographer, will be leading a field-based workshop for all photographers beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Cost is TBD; wear trail and weather-appropriate clothing and bring a bag lunch for eating in the field. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: (360) 297-2876 or info@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.

HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be open at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org, or call (206) 842-2773.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.

LITERARY

HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER: Will be hosting local author Richard LeMieux with his nationally acclaimed book "Breakfast at Sally's" at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Harrison Bremerton gift shop and Aug. 13 at the Harrison Silverdale gift shop. The book is on sale in each place. Info: Call (360) 744-6599 or e-maile diante.lithander@harrisonmedical.org.

CELEBRATING ISLAND SONGWRITERS: Eagle Harbor Book Company will present Poetry in Music at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. An array of local artists will sing original compositions. Their CDs will be available for sale. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.

BOOK SALE: Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library will host a book sale to benefit the library, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8 and again from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13. The library is located at 1270 Madison Ave, Bainbridge. Info: ww.bifriends.org.

MARY BELLE KUPER: Author of “Harry Potbelly: The Pig Who Came to Stay,” will speak at 11 a.m. Aug 8 along with book illustrator Lynnette Sandbloom at Eagle Harbor Book Company. The event is free. A Q&A and book signing will follow. “Harry Potbelly” is based on a true story of a real pig, “Squeaky,” who showed up one day on Jon and Betty Backstrom’s farm five years ago in Roy. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.

MUSIC

SUMMER ROCK AND JAZZ: A benefit concert promotion by Ben Tully, featuring Broham, Adam Foley, Friends and Family and Svalbard will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. All ages, $4 admission, all proceeds benefit the Central Asia Institute. Info: (206) 898-6185.

WINTERLAND: Hosts Robot Pi with Legends on Heroin and Jack Dick and the Strange at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 7, followed at the same time the next night by Stone Axe with The DT’s, Madmartigan and Thirtythreeandathird Aug. 8. Next week: U.K. band The Exposed will play with guests Aug. 13. All shows are 21+, $5 for Robot Pi and Stone Axe, $3 for the Exposed, at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

BLUEFISH TANGO: Will perform tango music from 8-10 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Manette. Dancers Julio and Mirabia will take the lead on the dance floor. A DJ will take over music after 10 p.m. The Manette Saloon and Restaurant is located at 2113 E. 11th St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 792-0801 or bluefishtango.com.

THE CHARLESTON: Hosts Fitz of Depression with Y.I.A, Cyanide Destruct and Generation Decline with guests at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, followed at the same time the next night by Vera The Ghost with Ramona Come Closer, El Cinco Terrible, Excuse me Flo and more Aug. 8. Next week: Aug. 9 will be an acoustic night with Randall Kimball and more, while Sons and Bad Habit play Aug. 11 and Alligators rock with guests Aug. 13. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

ROMEOS: Hosts a Stutterfly Reunion Tour at 9 p.m. Aug. 7, followed at the same time the next night by The Bloody Havoc Tour Finale hosted by Black Eye Productions Aug. 8. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Romeos, 6812 Kitsap Way in Bremerton.

DANCE FACTORY: A cover band bringing the super disco hits of the 70s and today’s top 40 will play from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7-8 at the Beach Rock Lounge inside the Clearwater Casino, located near the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. 21+, no cover. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com.

THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Host The Assassinators with The Amazing Acoustic Spencer Hill and Coathangers & Blenders at 6 p.m. Aug. 8. All ages, $5 cover at the AFU, 318 N. Callow Ave. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Hosts Thomas Kessler’s acoustic indie rock at 8 p.m. Aug. 7. Next week: there’ll be a celtic music jam session at 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Both events are All ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

TIZLEY’S EUROPUB: Hosts celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 9 p.m. Aug. 8. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys, located above Sluy’s Bakery on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

MOONDOGS, TOO: Hosts blues band In The House from 7-11 p.m. followed by dancing with DJ Joe Frank Aug. 7, followed at the same time the next night by Loose Gravel. On Sunday, local saxophonist Don Weins will be featured for Jazz on the Patio from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 9. All shows are on the outdoor patio at Moondogs, Too, 21+ Friday and Saturday night, all ages Sunday, no cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.moondogstoo.com

THE HI FIDELITY LOUNGE: Hosts The Joshua Adams Band at 9 p.m. Aug. 8, 21+, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.hifidelitylounge.wordpress.com.

THE ILLUSION OF ELVIS: A special Classic Car Cruise will precede the next Performances at the Passage free outdoor concert, featuring The Illusion of Elvis Danny Vernon Aug. 13 on the event lawn of the Clearwater Casino, located near the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. The free admission car show starts at 5 p.m., the free concert will follow at 7 p.m. Info: www.dannyvernon.com, www.clearwatercasino.com.

OLALLA BLUEGRASS: And Beyond Festival will be Aug. 15 at SE Olalla Valley Road & SE Hovgaard Road in Olalla. Gates open at 11 a.m., music starts at noon. Admission: Adults $12; Kids 6-16 & Seniors: $8; Family Pass: $35. Parking $2. Camping $10/night (no hookups). The festival is the annual fundraiser for the Olalla Community Club, a non-profit organization that maintains Olalla Community Hall and gives support to other groups in the small rural community of Olalla.

THE SOLID ROCK CAFE: Located at 1140 Bethel Ave., across from the post office in Port Orchard, offers live music of diverse variety from 7-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. All ages. Info: www.thecaferocks.com or call (360) 876-6311.

SUMMERTIME CONCERTS

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: The Bainbridge free, summertime concert series is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday with Ranger and the Rearrangers Aug. 12 and MachOne Jazz Orchestra Aug. 19. All ages. Info: www.biparks.org.

SUMMER NIGHTS ON THE BAY: Poulsbo’s free, summertime concert series features the Blues Counselors Aug. 11. Both shows are all ages at 6:30 p.m. at the Kvelstad Pavilion in downtown Poulsbo. Info: Call Poulsbo Parks and Rec at (360) 779-9898.

CONCERTS ON THE COVE: Kingston’s free, summertime concert series continues every Saturday with Locust Street Taxi Aug. 8, Blues Counselors Aug. 15, Elvis Memories of King Aug. 22 and the Buz Whitely Band with the KHS Jazz Ensemble Aug. 29. All shows are all ages, from 7-9 p.m. at Mike Wallace Park. Info: www.kingstonchamber.com or call (360) 297-3813.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

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: Call Barbara at (206) 343-4345 ext. 361.

FILM

INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES: The Admiral Theatre’s 2009-2010 Independent Film Series begins with Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 7. In Woody Allen’s latest film, an eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. The Admiral is located at 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. General admission is $7. Info: (360) 373-6743 or www.admiraltheatre.org.

ROOFTOP MOVIES IN BREMERTON: Local developer the Third Place Company will be hosting outdoor evening movies atop the old JC Penney building in downtown Bremerton with live music starting at 8:30 p.m., preceding the show at dusk. The final night, Aug. 7, will be Bremerton’s Choice. Free parking. Info: Call Karen at (425) 990-1210 or email movies@thirdplacecompany.com.

‘THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: Is open for the season off of Highway 3, near the Bremerton Airport. Check online at www.rodeodrivein.com for up-to-date show times. Tickets are $8 general, $5 for seniors and kids 6-12, kids under 5 free, for a double feature. Info: www.rodeodrivein.com, or call the movie line at (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

CSTOCK’S ‘WILLY WONKA:’ The CSTOCK summer children’s workshop presents “Willy Wonka,” directed by Linda Jensen at 6 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, students and active military, $10 kids under 11. Info: www.cstock.org.

‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE:’ Western Washington Center for the Arts presents its last show of the season, “The Pirates of Penzance” Aug. 7-30 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at the WWCA playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Opening night festivities will feature a fine selection of wines and appetizers beginning at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for kids under 17. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-SHOW.

‘SIX SOUR RASPBERRIES:’ A world premiere from Denver playwright Scott Gibson will play at Bremerton’s Changing Scene Northwest, Aug. 20 through Sept. 5, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.

ISLAND THEATRE: Presents “A Night of Durang” selected works by Christopher Durang, directed by Bob McCallister Aug. 15-16 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge. Curtains at 7:30 p.m. each night. Donations welcome. Info: (206) 842-4162 or www.islandtheatre.org.

SUQUAMISH THEATRE PROJECT: Presents a night of theatre during the Canoe Journey week. “Sisters” will play at 7 p.m., Aug. 7, and is directed by Fred Saas. An encore performance of STP’s presentation of this emotional play about the nuns who run a residential school for Native-Americans. Inof: saas@embarqmail.com.

KITSAP OPERA: Will perform a dinner show, “An Evening Under Western Skies,” as an Aug. 8 fundraiser, at the Sons of Norway, Bremerton. Tickets are $35. Barbara Smith Jones, soprano will perform with Daryl Spadaccini at the piano, with arias from Puccini’s ‘The Girl of the Golden West (La Francuilla Del West),” while the Kitsap Opera chorus joins the enseble with selections from the Broadway hits “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Oklahoma.” Reservations are needed. Info: Call (360) 792-2265 or www.kitsapopera.org.

THE EDGE IMPROV: Presents its 2008-09 season finale at 7:30 Aug. 8 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave, Bainbridge. Nothing the troupe members do is scripted – they’re literally making it up as they go along. Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: (206) 842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

CALIFORNIA DESERT REGIONAL: Theater’s Americana Series features “Laundry & Bourbon/Lone Star,” “John Brown’s Body” and “Give ‘em Hell Harry,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 11-16 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

KITSAP FOREST THEATER: Presents “High Button Shoes” at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through August. Take a peek back at the Model T era as the stage bursts with bathing beauties, and fraternity brothers, Keystone Kops chasing madcap robbers and even a dancing gorilla. This musical is suitable for the entire family. The theater is located at 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton. Tickets are $14/advance, $16/door for adults and $8/advance, $10/door for children 6-18. Admission is free for children younger than 6. Tickets/info: Call the Mountaineers at (206) 521-6000 or (800) 573-8484 or www.ForestTheater.com.

‘CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF:’ The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo presents Tennessee Williams’ classic play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” directed by Laurel Watt. It will be presented at 8 p.m. Aug. 14-22 and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 16 and 23, at the theater, 225 Iverson St. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and active-duty military personnel and their dependents. Info/tickets: Reservations (360) 697-3138 or jewelboxtickets@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY

RACE FOR LITERACY: The Literacy Council of Kitsap is hosting the Race for Literacy, with a one-mile and 5k foot race, at 9 a.m. Aug. 15. The races begin and end at View Ridge Elementary School. There is a used book sale as well as a silent auction for rare books. Info: www.kitsapliteracy.org/news.html.

THE REV. MICHAEL DOWD: Will present Evoluntion and the Global Integrity Crisis from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Sound Spirit at Suquamish UCC Church, 18732 Division St., Suquamish. Dowd will argue that only accepting and celebrating evolution can assure humanity’s salvation. The event is free, though donations are welcome. No pre-registration needed. Info: /www.soundspirit.org/events/45/michael-dowd-2 .

LEMONADE STAND: Grandchildren of Ashley Gardens of Bremerton residents will host an old-fashioned lemonade stand outside the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12. Ashley Gardens of Bremerton is a memory care community located at 3231 Pine Road, Bremerton. All money raised will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk. Info: (360) 478-7277.

CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS: The Suquamish Tribe annually sponsors Chief Seattle Days in downtown Suquamish on the third full weekend of August.This year the festivities will be from Aug. 14-16. Info: (360) 598-3311.

MISC.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW: The Cruz and Festival By The Bay will be driving through downtown Port Orchard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9. Kitsap Transit will provide free shuttles throughout the show. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes throughout the show, from the South Kitsap Mall and from the Kitsap courthouse, near the corner of Taylor and Cline. Info: http://www.fathomsofun.org/events.html

PLANETARIUM SHOW: The Battle Point Astronomical Association will examine some of the bright stars of the summer sky in the planetarium show “Goodbye to the Summer Triangle, Kinda” at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Ritchie Observatory. The event is free. The Ritchie Observatory is in the Helix House at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-9152 of www.bpastro.org.

3 ON 3 SILVERDALE SHOOT-OUT: Open to all players, this is a tournament open to players entering grades four through 12, as well as all adults. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. Info: Silverdaleshootout.com.

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