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Coast Swing workshop at 10:30 a.m. followed by Foxtrot
Coast Swing workshop at 10:30 a.m. followed by Foxtrot at 11:30 a.m. led by Jan Madison at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Public invited, seniors encouraged, afternoon dance follows. Call (360) 877-5181 to sign up.
SWINGSET SENSATION: A 10-piece group, playing 40s-era swing tunes and beyond will be providing live music for the next Second Saturday Dance, which begins with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10, followed by an East Coast Swing Workshop with certified instructor Sheila Phillips at 7:30 p.m. and Swingset Sensation at 8:15 p.m. All ages welcome, no partner necessary. Cost is $8 youth/$13 adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
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.
LITTLE WOODSTOCK: KiDiMu’s youngest visitors (newborns to 5-year-olds) are invited to the Kids Discovery Museum for a melodic adventure with Music Together educator Heather Scott at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8. Space is limited. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.
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-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.
KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8 to teens at its school, 3425 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.kitsapart.com or call (360) 662-1542.
GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW: Students from South Kitsap high school and junior high schools will be exhibiting their work Jan. 7-29 at the Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. A reception for the artists is slated from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 11. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com, (360) 876-3693.
THE NIGHT SKY: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts unleashes its artists under the theme of the Night Sky in it’s January exhibition. More than a dozen artists contributed pieces spanning paintings to mixed media. An artists’ reception is slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 2, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.
‘MASKS’ AT BPA: Cindy Salisbury’s masks, reflecting the common themes of the Carnival in Venice as well as her love of history, mythology and drama, will be up through January at the Birkenfeld Lobby of Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as one hour prior to each BPA performance. Free. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call Steven at (2-6) 842-1163.
GETTING TO THE HEART: A rare group show at the Gallery at Grace features work from Scott Lawrence, Tom Schworer, Steve Neff, Garth Edwards, Tom Shephard, Jeff Hummel and Impert Matthee, in the media of photography, paintings and sculpture, hanging Jan. 4 through Feb. 28 at Grace, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.gracehere.org or call Ann at (206) 842-9997.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., business 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.
THE ISLAND GALLERY: Is celebrating its sixth anniversary with two special exhibits — its fourth Annual Wearble Art Show featuring textile and jewelry artists from all over the world in addition to a collection of works by Alison Keogh in the north gallery called “Landscape – a different view.” Both shows will hang through Jan 23 at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net, (206) 780-9500.
THE ARTCRAFT COALITION: At the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse presents an exhibit titled “Kick Ass Broads” featuring images of kick-ass broads like Betsy Ross, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Joan of Arc and others rendered by coalition members. The exhibit hangs through Dec. 31 at the Poulsbohemian, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call (360) 779-9199.
‘THE HIDDEN MAN:’ Bainbridge mystery author Anthony Flacco talks about the adventures of the unusual family, which he debuted in his earlier thriller “The Last Nightingale,” against the backdrop of 1915 San Francisco when he talks about his new book “The Hidden Man” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Eagle Harbor Books, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com, (206) 842-5332.
BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR/ACTIVIST: Bill Cleveland will be speaking on his book “Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, followed by a question and answer session. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
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. Jan. 10 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.
‘THE BIG BOOK BUY:’ A fundraiser for the South Kitsap Public School Libraries and the South Kitsap Public Education Foundation, will be hosted by the Bethel Avenue Book Store, 1037 Bethel Ave. throughout December. Twenty percent of purchases will go to the education foundation. Info: www.bethelavebook.com or call (360) 876-7500.
LIVE AT WINTERLAND: Mos Generator, The Swinos and The Enemies Of... at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Plus Sister Hyde Jan. 3 and Neutralboy (tour kickoff) with Broken Oars, Def Con Burly and The Pathogens at the same time JAn. 9. All shows 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks, (360) 479-5686.
LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON: Red, White & Die, Sour Diesel, Triple Forte, The F’nA’s, Board Youth and One Last Life at 7 p.m. Dec. 31; Le Attempts with Rishloo, Chyeah! Chyeah!, ...Is Electric and Folletti Files at 7 p.m. Jan. 1; Superhappy Storytime Land with Abandoned Fetus, Talk Jonny and Victims Voices at 7 p.m. Jan. 2; Beneath All Kaos with The Final Collapse, Stabbed in the Face, Eturna Noctura and more at the same time Jan. 3. Plus local band Irony kicks off a tour with Steelscape, Blood & Thunder, Victims Voices and Wake the Fallen at 7 p.m. Jan. 7; and The Extinct with Kamikazi Sex Pilots, Final Theory and more at the same time Jan. 9. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
LIVE AT TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Kitsap-based Celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at 8 p.m. Jan. 2, followed by acoustic bluesman Colin Spring at the same time Jan. 3 and acoustic groove band The Ride at the same time Jan. 9. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com, (360) 394-0080.
LIVE AT THE CASINO: Top-40 R&B dance band New Jack City from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 2-3, followed by Tony LaStella’s tribute to the Rat Pack for senior appreciation day 2-6 p.m. Jan. 6 and 80s-pop band the Spazmatics from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 9. Plus, Ladies Night with live DJs Jan. 1 and 8. All shows 21+, no cover at the Clearwater Casino Beach Rock Lounge, located off Highway 305 on the peninsula side of the Agate Pass Bridge. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Seattle singer/songwriter Patrick Bradshaw brings his guitar/banjo/harmonica tunes at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, while Kevin Davis brings his acoustic blues folk at the same time Jan. 3. Sunday, Jan. 4, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, $5 donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
LIVE AT SLIP 45: Party rock cover band OSDO at 9 p.m. Dec. 31, no cover, followed by the band Changes at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and Shifter at the same time Jan. 9, Afrodisiacs at the same time Jan. 10. All shows are 21+, various covers at the Shipwreck Lounge at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.slip45.com, www.myspace.com/slip45music.
TWO DAYS OF PEARL DJANGO: Collective Visions Gallery extends its concerts in the gallery session this month for two nights of the Django Rinehart-loving Northwest jazz combo Pearl Django, from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 at the CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, tickets are $20 adv/$24 d.o.s. Info: www.pearldjango.com, www.collectivevisions.com or call the CVG at (360) 377-8327.
FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COMMONS: Presents the Seattle-based Karin Kajita Jazz Quintet at 4 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park on Bainbridge. Admission is $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students at the door. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org, www.karinkajita.com.
JOHNNY STRANGER: A Boston-based band featuring former Kitsap resident Peter Ewen, son of Western Washington Center for the Arts artistic director Jan Ewen and musical director Bruce Ewen, will be performing at 8 p.m. Jan. 1 at WWCA, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. The evening of acoustic music is also slated to feature guest performers from WWCA. All ages, tickets are $10. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-7469.
THE COMMUNITY SINGERS: Are a group of regular people who sing at local nursing homes, hospitals, shelters and other community gatherings. They are always looking for more singers. No auditions, no singing experience necessary. Just heart, they say. Info: www.communitysingers.org or call (206) 842-5485.
SUNSET KNIGHTS: An urban blues duo will be throwing down from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday at the Natural Grounds coffeehouse, in front of the Northwest Design Center at the intersection of Hostmark and Highway 305 in Poulsbo.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 697-6192.
SILVERDALE’S 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.
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
TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses will begin on Jan. 8, 2009. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.
FULL MOON EVENING BEACHWALKS: Kitsap beach naturalists, through People for Puget Sound, will be guiding low-tide explorations of the creatures living on Kitsap’s beaches this winter to help educate on what we can do to protect the waters of Puget Sound at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in Manchester (meet at the Manchester library), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Bainbridge’s Fort Ward State Park (meet at the north parking lot, near boat launch). All events are free and family friendly, bring a flashlight, wading boots and warm clothes. Reservations, call or email Daoud Miller at (206) 382-7007 ext. 217, email@example.com. Info: Call Peg at (360) 337-7224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUSTAINABLE GARDENING PRACTICES: The Washington State University Kitsap Extension will be giving seminars on sustainable gardening practices including topics of pest management, efficient watering systems, soil improvement and appropriate plants this winter. Classes are $35 per day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. in Bremerton. For schedule, registration and more info, go to http://kitsap.wsu.edu/events/pdf/2009_Gardening_Courses.pdf or call (360) 337-7224.
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.
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 ORCHARD THEATER: Presents “Cadillac Records,” a musical biopic, exploring the musical era of the 1940s to the 1960’s along with the Swedish-made vampire flick “Let the Right One In” starting on Christmas Day, 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: Features the Golden Globe-buzzing “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” opening Christmas Day, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
‘VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA:’ Is the next film in the Admiral Theatre’s Independent Film Series, slated for 7 p.m. Jan. 2, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. It’s the award-winning story of two young Americans in Spain, a straight-laced fiancé (Rebecca Hall) and a sexually adventurous free spirit (Scarlett Johansson), who meet a flamboyant Spanish artist (Javier Bardem) and his beautiful but insane wife (Penelope Cruz). Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org, vickycristina-movie.com.
THE SPYGLASS FILM APPRECIATION SOCIETY: Features “Howl’s Moving Castle” at 7 p.m., Jan. 6 at the Port Orchard branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. All ages, free. The Spyglass Film Appreciation Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Port Orchard library. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 876-2224.
THE JEWEL BOX THEATRE: Is offering introductory classes on how to run lights and sound from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 and Jan. 17 as well as workshops for props and scenery along with stage managers and stage hands this month. Participation is not a commitment to work at the Jewel Box, but they are always looking for volunteers. Call Larry at (360) 779-9688 or email email@example.com to register. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.
SCENE STUDY WITH DINAH MANOFF: The Tony Award-winning stage, sitcom and screen actress Dinah Manoff will be leading a course for adults in Scene Study, with classes at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 & 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 23 and March 2 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Registration is now open, tuition for the six-week course is $425 through BPA. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/SecondStage.html or call (206) 842-8578.
BPA WELCOMES ‘SALMONPEOPLE:’ “Salmonpeople” is said to be theater so sly its like going to dinner with Robin Williams, Garrison Keillor and Johnny Appleseed — a tapestry of insight, science, humor and cartography. It comes to Bainbridge Performing Arts for two performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and again at 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Ages 10 and up. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 youth, college-aged and seniors. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, www.peterdonaldson.net/Salmonpeople/index.html.
IMPROVISING INTO 2009: The EDGE Improv hails the New Year with three shows in January, starting with its regular monthly show at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3, followed by a special late-night benefit performance for the Helpline House later that night at 9:30 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers, for the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and 31 shows. Admission to the 9:30 p.m. show Jan. 3 is a donation to Helpline. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, www.theedgeimprov.com or call BPA at (206) 842-8569.
SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW: Norm Hollingshead gives a preview of the Bizet opera, “The Pearl Fishers,” a romance on the island of Sri Lanka at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Bainbridge branch of the Kitsap Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge, and then again at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Sylvan Way branch, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Both are all ages, free. Info: www.krl.org, (206) 842-4162, (260) 405-9100.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
FAMILY CAREGIVER WORKSHOP: An American Red Cross course covering legal and financial issues as well as positioning and helping your loved one move and caring for the caregiver will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 at 3594 NW Byron St. Ste. 204 in Silverdale. Cost is $10. Call the Red Cross at (360) 377-3761 ext. 10209 to register.
COMPASSIONATE LISTENING: Training on how to be a powerful peacemaker in your world will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 10 and 17 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park on Bainbridge. Cost is on a sliding scale from $175-$350. Pre-registration and $100 deposit required. Info: Call the Compassionate Listening Project at (360) 297-2280 or visit www.compassionatelistening.org.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: The NBC TV show is coming to the Seattle area for the first time this season and looking for talented folks in Kitsap. The show is open to any act or any age, competing for a $1 million grand prize. The thing that makes the show unique, they say, is that any talent goes, no matter how zany or bizarre. To register and for more information, go to www.nbc.com/Americas_Got_Talent.
‘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 its second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the winter. 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.
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.
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.
AGATE PASSAGE FRIENDS: A Quaker silent worship group hosts a discussion of spiritual poetry at 9 a.m. the first Sunday of every month at Seabold Hall, 14454 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.quaker.org/agate-passage.