What’s going on in Kitsap County


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.


THE JEWEL BOX THEATRE: Is holding an open audition call for the 2008-2009 season from 7-10 p.m. June 27 and again from 2-4 p.m. June 29 at the theater, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Actors should prepare a short monologue and bring a photo to be seen by all of the season’s directors. For an audition appointment, call (360) 779-9688. For more info:


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 $125 before July 1, $150 after. 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

BPA OFFERS TWO SUMMER SESSIONS: Of theatre school beginning June 30 and July 15. Bainbridge Performing Arts’ theater school offerings for 2008 take up pirates, treasure, dragons and high seas fun. Registration is under way for kids grades 1-8. For pricing and scheduling info, go to or call (206) 842-8569.


GUEST INSTRUCTOR GENE MAGALLANES: Will lead a salsa lesson for Latin Night, the fourth saturday lesson and dance at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. The salsa lesson will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m. June 28, followed by a DJ’d dance of all styles until 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for kids, $10 adults. Info: or e-mail

BAINBRIDGE DANCE CENTER PRESENTS: It’s 27th Annual Student Performance at 7 p.m. June 24-28 with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The production showcases more than 200 students ages 4-18, featuring original choreographic works by BDC faculty. Info:, or call (206) 842-4560.



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 the 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 with an opening reception from 5-9 p.m. July 4 at the CVG, 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" will debut at 5 p.m. July 4 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.

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


THE 41st ANNUAL GRAND OLD FOURTH: Parade on Bainbridge Island will be a tribute to the fabulous 50s with a spotlight on local talent starting at 9 a.m. July 4. New events include a Bohemian Village on Winslow Green and family fun entertainment at waterfront park in addition to the “zaniest small town parade in America.” Info: or call Liz at (206) 842-3700.

PORT ORCHARD’S FATHOMS O’ FUN: Parade kicks off week-long festivities at 6 p.m. June 28 in downtown Port Orchard. Horseshoe tournaments, a craft and fun fair, a street scramble, a carnival and other events for the kids are all slated through July 4. Info:

KITSAP’S RIDE AND RALLY FOR A CURE: Will be raising awareness and money for research to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of WA, Juvenile Diabetes research foundation and more starting at 9 a.m. July 12 at the Kitsap Mall’s north parking lot in Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 271-7814.

HANK WILLIAMS/PATSY CLINE FEST: The fourth annual event will be from 5-10 p.m. June 28 at The Barn at Hazel Creek Farm, 8903 Koura Road on Bainbridge. A slate of local groups will provide five continuous hours of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline Tributes. Tickets are $10. Info: or call Norm at (206) 842-5485.


FIELD’S END WRITERS ROUNDTABLE: Will feature Sheila Rabe exploring “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.

LOCAL AUTHOR CAROL CASSELLA: Will be reading from her novel “Oxygen” at 3 p.m. June 29 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Cassella is a Bainbridge Island resident who practices anesthesiology and is a freelance medical writer as well as the mother of two sets of twins, born 15 months apart. “Oxygen” is her first novel. Info:, or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

AUTHOR GARTH STEIN: Will be presenting his latest novel, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-5332.

WEST SOUND READS PRESENTS: Andre Dubus, author of the National Book Award finalist “House of Sand and Fog,” speaking on his latest book “Garden of Last Days” at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Bainbridge Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4162.

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

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

Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly

Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly

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

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

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

Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly

Info:, (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 or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.

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


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: This weekend, June 27-29, songwriting duo Bruce and Debora Jakola will present “On Foreign Soil” Friday while Adam Foley and friends will bring their alternative folk 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.

WINTERLAND WILL FEATURE: Hell’s Belles, back in town with Seattle band Zero Down, at 9:30 p.m. June 27 while at the same time June 28, Seattle band Plaster will be rocking with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Artimus Maximus and 9 Lb. Beaver. Both shows are 21+, tickets for Hell’s Belles are $12, while the cover for the Plaster show is $5. Info: or call (360) 479-5686.

NICOLE DEVILLE AND HER MANHANDS: Will be jamming for a Slaughter County Roller Vixens spaghetti feed fundraiser starting around 6 p.m. June 27 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. All ages spaghetti feed until 8 p.m., music starts around 9 p.m. 21+, $5 cover. The next night the Manette will host local Hip Hop, also 21+ with a $5 cover. Info: or call (360) 792-0801.

THE CHARLESTON MUSIC VENUE: Hosts Sunset Riders with President Kennedy is Assassinated and two touring bands starting at 7 p.m. June 26, while the same time the next night will feature Jean Gray with Lenore, Stabbed in the Face, Wake the Fallen and more. Both shows are all ages with a $5 cover. Info:

RUXTON TOWERS: Will be jamming with Juptier Mining Corp., Red Means Go and Austin Lee at 7 p.m. June 28 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. Hosted by Big Mouth Music, all ages, $7 cover. Info:

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features Irish trio The Culchies at 7 p.m. June 26 while local solo virtuosos Drew Williams and Jim Bybee will play at 8 p.m. June 27 and 28 respectively. All shows are all ages, a cup of coffee for the cover at The Global Bean coffee shop, 2021 NW Myrhe Road in Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 692-9582.

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.


STILLWATERS’ ANNUAL LOW-TIDE BEACH WALK: Will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. July 5 in Kingston. A group will gather at the Kingston Farmer’s Market at the Kingston Marine and will be lead around the near shore environment by a marine ecologist from Stillwaters. $5 donation suggested. Info: or call (360) 297-2876.

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

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

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


SECOND ANNUAL FILM NOIR SERIES: Will feature a month-full of Thursday night film noir beginning with “Sunset Blvd.” at 6 p.m. July 3 at the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Films will be shown at 6 p.m. each Thursday through the end of July. Info: (360) 876-2224.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Baibridge, will feature “The Visitor” held over from last week along with “The Fall,” a visually stunning tale fresh from the Seattle Film Festival this week June 27-July 3. 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 PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: Poulsbo’s resident improv troupe will be splitting sides again at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. An all-out Improv smack down will follow at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for seniors, students and military. Info:, or call Todd at (206) 595-7093.

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.

FAMILIES ON THE EDGE: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ second annual theater school benefit FUNdraiser will be at 5 p.m. June 29 featuring summer fair from Mike’s Four Star Barbecue, a kid-friendly raffle, mini auction and a culminating performance from the BPA improv troupe The Edge. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for youth. Info: or call (206) 842-8569,

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

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

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

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


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.

GANDHI’S RESTAURANT WILL HOST: A Fourth of July event to raise funds for care packages to send to troops overseas, donating 50 percent of total sales to buy toiletries, gifts and more to send to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. To help the cause, they’ll be hosting two all you can eat buffets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 4 at 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale. Info: (360) 662-0599.

LARRY LINDVIG OF PLEASANT HILL WINERY: Will present a special wine tasting from 2-6 p.m. June 28 at the Olympic Wine Shop in Poulsbo Village, next to Taprock Northwest Grill. $5 per person. Info: (360) 697-9463.

THE BACKYARD HABITAT FAMILY FAIR: Will be from noon to 4 p.m. June 29 at the IslandWood outdoor education center, 4450 Blakely Avenue NE on Bainbridge. All are invited for inspiration on creating wildlife-friendly spaces in your own backyard, learning how to be certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Info: Call Bobbie at (206) 842-5955 or visit

LARRY LINDVIG OF PLEASANT HILL WINERY: Will host a special wine tasting from 2-6 p.m. June 28 at the Olympic Wine Shop in Poulsbo Village, next to Taprock NW Grill. Info: (360) 697-9463.

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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