LOCAL ARTIST CARRIE GOLLER: Is exhibiting her works th

LOCAL ARTIST CARRIE GOLLER: Is exhibiting her works throughout the month at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.carriegoller.com.


LOCAL ARTIST CARRIE GOLLER: Is exhibiting her works throughout the month at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.carriegoller.com.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE HOSTS: “People I Know” oil and dry brush watercolor paintings by Ken Sullen throughout October at 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997.

‘THE TREES’: Artist Steven Fogell and poet Bonnie J. Wallace collaborate in “The Trees” an exhibit of paintings and poetry hanging in the lobby gallery of the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The exhibit will hang throughout the month of October.

THE aCATemy AWARDS: The Verksted Gallery in downtown Poulsbo is hosting a feline-themed show, featuring new works by gallery artists and the entries of an annual photo contest throughout the month of October at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.

TRADITIONAL SEASCAPE ARTIST ROY CARR: Will display his work through the month of October, at Custom Picture Framing, 839 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: Call Mallory at (360) 876-1031.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Features four artists new to the co-op during the month of October in its upstairs showroom, in addition to “Inner Thoughts” the art of Barbara J. Mills and Janthina DuSavage in the basement gallery. Both shows will hang through Nov. 1 at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

PRINTMAKERS INVITATIONAL: The Roby King Gallery’s hosts its annual printmaking exhibition featuring woodcuts, linocuts, monotypes and more from a variety of artists throughout October at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

THREE BY THREE: Three new works by three local fine wood furniture and sculpture artists — Robert Spangler, Howard Todd and Cecil Ross — will be featured throughout October at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

WORD: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts artists explore what happens when the meaning of words and how they look overlap in it’s show “Word,” up throughout October at 151 Winslow Way in Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS:’ Carrying on the tradition of the now defunct West Side Burrito Connection and Metropolis galleries, the Artists for Freedom and Unity presents the ninth annual Day of the Dead grisly group art show. The show will hang through the end of October at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS SHOW: An exhibit featuring artists from the South Kitsap Artists Association will hang through Oct. 30 at the Sidney Musuem and Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

CHECKERS ESPRESSO AND GALLERY: Features “A Tribute to Baseball,” a collection of memorabilia from Wally Heffner, featuring the American, National and Pacific Leagues, the 1955 and 56 World Series, the Negro Leagues and more history from the game in the Pacific Northwest. The show will hang through the month of October at Checkers, 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.


NIGHTMARE ON BRIEN DRIVE: The Haunted Bainbridge Commons takes up residence from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 at 370 Brien Dr. near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Recommended for ages 13 and up with tricks by the Island Metro Parks and Rec. and treats by Mud Puddle Coffee. Tickets are $5 plus donation of a food item for Helpline. Info: Call Shannon at (206) 842-2306 ext. 25.

A HAUNTED WRECKING YARD: S.I.C Customs Inc. presents the 2008 Scrapyard Massacre from 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday in October at the Belfair Auto Wrecking Yard, two miles south of Bremerton National Airport, off to the right of Highway 3. Tickets are $12 at the gate, $2 off w/ food donation. Info: www.myspace.com/scarpyardmassacre.

KITSAP HAUNTED FAIRGROUNDS: Will be spooking from 5-11 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in East Bremerton. There will be one hour of lights on spooking followed by the full scare from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $20 VIP. Info: www.kitsaphauntedfairgrounds.com.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTED SHIP: The Bremerton Historical Ships Association is hosting its third Annual Haunted Ship to raise funds for maintenance and restoration of the USS Turner Joy. The Turner Joy, located on the Bremerton Boardwalk, will be haunted from 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 29-30, 5:30-11 p.m. on Halloween. $5 admission. Info: Call John at (360) 478-6223.


THE WALT AND MILLY WOODWARD STORY: Island native and author Mary Woodward presents “In Defense of Our Neighbors,” an extraordinary story of a local fight for social justice at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 as part of the Kitsap Regional Libraries Speakers Forum at the Bainbridge branch, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Cost is $10, $40/series. Info: www.krl.org, (206) 842-4162.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.

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.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: O Magazine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping essayist and cancer survivor — Kelly Corrigan will be reading from signing her new book “The Middle Place” at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Bremerton High School performing arts center, 1500 13th St. in Bremerton. Presented by the Bremerton Education Association. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: www.kellycorrigan.com, or call (360) 377-6168 or (360) 307-0115.

SHERMAN ALEXIE WILL BE: Reading from his most recent book, the Washington State Book Award winner “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian” at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Following that appearance, Alexie will speak at an event sponsored by West Sound Reads and the Suquamish Foundation at 7:30 p.m. at the Suquamish Tribal Center Gymnasium, 15838 Sandy Hook Road in Poulsbo. Info: www.eaglehaborbooks.com or call the Bainbridge bookstore at (206) 842-5331, or www.libertybaybooks.com or call (360) 779-5909.

CHILDREN’S POET LAUREATE JACK PRELUTSKY: Will be coming to Kitsap, combining his humorous poems and songs for an audience of kids of all ages at 3 p.m., Oct. 25 at Central Kitsap High School, at the top of Anderson Hill in Silverdale. Co-sponsored by Barnes and Noble, part of the Month of the Book at KRL. Info: www.krl.org.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Road 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


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.


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Seattle folk singer Ali Marcus will play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, followed by the inaugural Bob Dylan/Joni Mitchell Tribute from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Sunday, Oct. 26, will be Kay Watkins’ CD Release for “Children of God” at 6 p.m., followed by the regular open mic at 7:30 p.m. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

WINTERLAND HOSTS: Mos Generator with Sower of Discord, Floating Goat and Slave Traitor at 9 p.m. Oct. 24 followed by Y.I.A with The Them and The Extinct at the same time Oct. 25. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call (360) 479-5686.

THE MANETTE PRESENTS: A free James Hunnicutt acoustic show at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and a free Bret Phillips acoustic show at the same time Oct. 23, followed by Joey James Dean at 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and Seattle DJs Gena Lee, Sean Majors, Dave Era and more at the same time Oct. 25. All shows are 21+ with a $5 cover for James Dean and the Seattle DJs at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 782-0801.

TONIGHT AT THE CHARLESTON: Primal Premonitions w/ Ed, Ted and Fred, Rowan and Seasons Gray at 7 p.m. followed by Talk Johnny, Libretto, Madrid and Subdivision at the same time Oct. 23, Mortal Remains with We Move Mountains, Wake the Fallen and We Are Monsters Oct. 24 and The Hershey Squirts with The Americommies and The Distracted Oct. 25. On Sunday, Oct. 26, Ashtray with 47 and Mark Sparkles. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, 7 p.m., $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

BIG MOUTH HOSTS: A Halloween Costume Party with Kane Hodder, Ken Parker, Madrid, …Is Electric and Oceans at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. All ages, $8 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

THE GLOBAL BEAN FEATURES: Valerie Markell and her honey voice at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 followed by Natalie Poss’ broad range at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 and acoustic guitarist William Thomas Anderson at 8 p.m. Oct. 25. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

TIZLEY’S HOSTS: Me and the Boys at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 followed by The Mojo Blues Band at the same time Oct. 25. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, killer food and no cover at Tizley’s Europub off of Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com, www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

COLDNOTE: Will be throwin’ down at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Shipwreck Lounge at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/coldnote1, www.myspace.com/slip45music.

THE AFRODISIACS: Are coming to the Clearwater Casino to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Beach Rock Lounge, followed by HD Fusion from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 25. Both shows are 21+, no cover at the Clearwater in Suquamish. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com

FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COMMONS: Presents The Onyx Chamber players, a chamber music ensemble featuring piano, violin, cello and viola playing Beethoven and Brahms at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Bainbridge Island Commons. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 seniors, $10 for students. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org, www.onyxchamberplayers.com.

MOONDOGS, TOO HOSTS: James-a-billy, James Hunnicutt and the Revolvers and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at 9 p.m. Oct. 24, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, no cover. Info: www.myspace.com/moondogs_too.

tunes with special guest David Denz at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15. Info: www.islandmusic.org.

JAZZ AT THE BAYSIDE BROILER: Upstairs on the wharf, 18779 Front Street, Poulsbo, will feature the jazz trio The Lindsays from 6-8 p.m. every Friday and Don Wiens’ mellow jazz on Tenor Sax from 5:45-8:45 p.m. every Saturday. Info:www.baysidebroiler.net.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazzman is performing with a slue of different Northwest jazz musicians from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the month at the El Coral Mexican restaurant in Bremerton. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call (360) 692-2540.

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.

ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Road 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.

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.


THE GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Hosts a 3-4-mile hike with biologist Stephanie Bailey through the Green Mountain Beaver Pond wetland complex at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 2. Limited to 15 participants. Non-GPC members welcome, but membership encouraged. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org or call (360) 373-3500.

FREE HERB SEMINAR: Laura Pittman-Hewitt will be giving a craft demonstration and sharing favorite recipes for herb-based vinegars and oils and more from noon to 3 p.m. today as the Master Gardeners present Herb-Fest at the Kitsap Fairgrounds Eagles Nest. Info: Call Debra Ady (253) 857-9094 or e-mail adydebra@hotmail.com.

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.

THE GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Will host a Gorst Creek Nature Walk with local naturalist and tree expert Jim Trainer at 9 a.m. Oct. 18, followed by a leisurely walk along the northern stretches of the Clear Creek Trail at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Reservations are required, call the GPC office at (360) 373-3500. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.

DRAGONFLY FARMS NURSERY: Located at 34881 Hansville Road in Kingston hosts a farmers market featuring local artisans from noon to 4 p.m. every Friday. Info: www.dragonflyfarmsnursery.com or call (360) 638-1292.

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


‘THE NUTCRACKER:’ Olympic Performance Group will be hosting a family screening of their 2007 production of “The Nutcracker” at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Bainbridge Cinema. OPG directors/choreographers Anna James Percival and Sara Cramer will be hosting. Tickets are $5. Info: (206) 842-1205 or e-mail info@bainbridgeballet.com, www.olympicperformancegroup.org.

THE ORCHARD THEATER PRESENTS: “Religulous” along with “Choke,” “Fireproof” this week Oct. 24-30, along with a Weekend Weird showing of “The Exorcist (1973)” at 9:15 p.m. onlin Oct. 24-26 at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE FEATURES: Just one film this week as “Battle in Seattle” filmmaker Stuart Townsend’s piece on the 1999 WTO riots comes to Bainbridge Oct. 24-30, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com.

‘FROM THE FIFTY YARD LINE:’ The Northwest premiere of the marching band documentary “From the Fifty Yard Line” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 in the Kingston High School commons, raising funds for the KHS band and promoting music education. Tickets are $8. Info: E-mail acampagna@nkschools.org.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE PRESENTS: Just one film this week, “The Duchess” starring Kiera Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, based on the biography “Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire” Oct. 10-16, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

‘GOOD FOOD’ THE FILM: As part of Green October, Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting a film that premiered at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival which introduces local farmers, ranchers, stores and restaurants that are building a sustainable food system at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 29. Filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin will be present for both screenings. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘The Oxford Murders’ a 2008 thriller starring Elijah Wood, John Hurt and Leonor Watling as part of its Independent Film Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller “The Birds” as part of its Classic Film Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Cost is $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.


KITSAP OPERA PREVIEW: The Kitsap Regional Library hosts an opera preview of “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart, a comedy of manners, at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Herringer Meeting Room at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in East Bremerton. The actual performances will be Nov. 21 and 23 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center. Info: Call (360) 405-9100.

THE EDGE IMPROV: The Bainbridge Performing Arts residence improv troupe will be tickling funny bones again at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at the BPA Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

BPA THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENTS: ‘Broadway Musical Adventures” a celebration of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time at 5 p.m. Nov. 5, 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 PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: The Jewel Box Theatre’s resident improv troupe will be gettin’ down at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for seniors, students and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org, myspace.com/improvrocks.

‘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 Oct. 30-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.

‘INHERIT THE WIND’: Island Theatre presents a staged reading of the 1955 American Classic, touring the county’s library branches Oct. 19 on Sylvan Way and Oct. 28 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. By donation. Info: www.islandtheatre.org, www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.

ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS: A staged reading of “As Bees in Honey Drown” by Douglas Carter Beane at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. By donation. Info: www.islandtheatre.org or call (206) 842-4162.

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.


SUSTAINABLE BAINBRIDGE HOSTS: A panel of experts discussing how to achieve a smaller carbon footprint and more sustainable options for the City of Bainbridge Island at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Dr. near Waterfront Park. Free. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.

‘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.

A TOUR OF THE GALAXIES: The Battle Point Astronomical Society will present a free planetarium show examining new discoveries about our own gallery and investigating our nearest neighbors at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Ritchie Observatory in Battle Point Park on Bainbridge. Info: www.bpastro.org or call (206) 842-9152.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting an electronic and compact fluorescent lamp recycling disposal from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bay Hay & Feed, 10355 NE Valley Road on Bainbridge. A Green October Event. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net, or call Els at (206) 842-7939.

WHISKEYS OF THE WORLD: The One Ten Lounge in Port Orchard will feature five scotch and bourbon whiskeys with drink ideas, food pairing ideas and an educational session from Ari Shapiro from the Masters of Whiskeys at 5 p.m. Oct. 22, 110 Harrison Ave., Port Orchard. Tickets are $25. Info: www.onetenlounge.com or call (360) 895-3079.

GREAT PENINSULA NATURE WALKS: The Great Peninsula Conservancy will be leading an easy six-mile walk through the heart of the Hansville Greenway at 10 a.m. Oct. 25. Members/non members welcome. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org or call (360) 373-3500.

BARKITECTURE PRESENTS: Feline furniture and custom-designed dog houses at the annual Barkitecture Gala Dinner Auction held by PAWS of Bainbridge Oct. 25 at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Tickets are $95. Info: www.pawsbainbridge.org.

ANNUAL WILD MUSHROOM SHOW: The Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society will present an evening of natural wonder, featuring hundreds of mushrooms on display, mushroom tasting, grow kits, books and more from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Free, donations accepted. Info: www.kitsapmushrooms.org.

POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Has extended its season and will remain open through Oct. 18. The PFM hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the medical center parking lot near the intersection of Iverson Street and 10th Avenue in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

SLAUGHTER COUNTY ROLLER VIXENS: Will take on the Jet City Roller Girls in a doubleheader for the first bout of Season 2 at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Sk8 Town, 1501 Piperberry in Port Orchard. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: www.slaughtercountyrollervixens.com, myspace.com/slaughtercountyvixens.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: The organization Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting taking computers, TV’s, cell phones, stereos, compact fluorescent lamps and other electrical items to dispose of environmentally from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road on bainbridge. Part of “Green October.” Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call Els at (206) 842-7939.

‘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.

PORT GAMBLE GHOST WALKS: Are slated throughout the month of October, exploring Port Gamble by flashlight, searching for ghosts throughout a town with a history of supernatural activity. Tours are slated for 7 p.m. today, Oct. 25 and 31. Reservation required, $10 per person. Info: (360) 297-8074 or go to www.portgamble.com and select “Events.”

96th ANNUAL LUTEFISK DINNER: All you can eat lutefisk processed in the conventional Norwegian manner along with meatballs, potatoes, lefse and more will be from 11:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Christian Center next to the iconic church overlooking Poulsbo on Fourth St. Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, children under 5 free.

SECOND ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER: A major fundraiser for the Poulsbo Farmers Market will be Oct. 19 at MorMor Bistro and Bar in downtown Poulsbo, featuring locally grown produce and products, silent and live auctions and more. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 649-0274.

‘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 December 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.