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WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap A&E Calendar for the Week March 20-27
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ARTS & CRAFTS
MOVING FORWARD: Resources for Artists at Collective Visions. Miguel Guillen, with Artist Trust, will present a free workshop for all artists from noon to 2 p.m. March 28 at the gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. Bremerton. Advanced registration for this free workshop is suggested. Info: (206) 467-8734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOP: Will teach new techniques on how to transform a book into visual art at 5 p.m. March 30 at the Poulsbo Branch Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. Preregistration required. Info: (360) 779-2915.
CELTIC FIDDLING WORKSHOPS: Local fiddling master Jane Landstra (of Dancing Bow Studio and the Country Capers) will lead an eight-week Cape Breton air strathspey and reel set fiddling workshop for intermediate fiddlers (with at least one year of experience) from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through May 7 at Peninsula Violin Shop, 18846 Front St., Poulsbo. Tuition is $160. Info: (360) 697-6192, www.peninsulaviolin.com, www.countrycapers.net.
POSTER CONTEST: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival is accepting applications for its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster Contest. For applications, go to www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com and select “2009 Call to Artists.” Deadline June 1, cash prize $100. Info: call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail email@example.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 Luteran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS ASSOCIATION: Meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month (excluding June, July, August and December) at Cedar Heights Junior High School, room 302, 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. All interested artists are welcome, annual dues are $25. Info: Call Bob at (360) 692-5375.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Kitsap Arts and Crafts, the annual North Kitsap arts festival has applications available for both the juried and open art shows for its 50th annual event, slated for July in Kingston. Contact Denise at (360) 731-0412 or e-mail KACartshow@yahoo.com to apply. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.
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. Application forms and more details can be found in the “For Artists” section of www.bistudiotour.com, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Offering opportunities for show in small venues in Poulsbo and Kingston, call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail email@example.com for more info.
KAG WINTER SPECIAL: Through March there will be no buy-in requirement and no six-month contract to join the Kingston Art Gallery, and consignments will also be considered. For more information, call the jury chairperson at (360) 697-4275 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
GLASS ART JUNKIES: A group with interests in all kinds of glass art from beaded to fused and stained glass meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.
DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life Drawing (the human figure) classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at Sixth and Washington. Cost is $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.
SING A SONG: The Puget Soundsters, a non-profit, community service, four-part chorus that sings for community events and local groups, is starting a new season and are looking for singers in all parts. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave in Bremerton. Info: Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.
SEATTLE COMEDY ALUMNI: The Admiral Theater will host the Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition at 8 p.m. March 21. The show features alumni of the Seattle International Comedy Competition headliner Ty Barnett, who got his comedy start at the Comedy Underground in Seattle. This show might not be suitable for all ages. The Admiral is located at 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets: main floor reserved, $25; loge reserved, $25; balcony reserved, $20.
OUR BEAUTY WITHIN: Is hosting a night of belly dance, “Sisterhood of the Traveling Hips,” featuring Middle Eastern dance with guest dancer Hasani, guest troupe Mohini Moon and The Dance Within students from 6:30-9 p.m. at the North Kitsap Auditorium, 1881 Hostmark, Poulsbo. Tickets are $15. Info: Andrea L. Schreiber at (360) 473-6535 or www.thedancewithin.com.
LATIN DANCE LESSONS: Salsa/Latin lessons with guest instructor and Sheila from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. followed by DJ’d Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha and Tango music from 8:15-10:30 p.m. at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road, Bainbridge Island. Bring clean-soled shoes. $5/teens; $10/adults includes lesson and dance. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or email@example.com
BALLROOM DANCE LEADERS: Learn the simple techniques of how to be a good “leader” in ballroom dancing during Thursday morning classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE in Bremerton. Classes start at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. No partner necessary. Info: Call Jan at (360) 377-5181.
WINTER TANGO CLASSES: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents Tango Dance Classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter through March 26 at Fairview Jr. High School off of Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Classes, 7-8:30 p.m. every Thursday, consist of basic and intermediate steps of the Tango routine. Cost is $70 per couple, $60 per couples ages 65 and up. Info: Call CK Community Schools at (360) 662-1638 or call Jerry at (360) 799-4686.
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.
MARK NIZER: Will combine original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology for the purposes of family entertainment. He’ll play at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Admiral Theater, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Tickets: main floor reserved, $22; loge reserved, $18; balcony reserved, $12. Info: (360) 373-6743.
VARIETY SHOW: Tickets are now on sale for In-the-Round The Marionette Family Show. On March 21, join puppeteer artists, Terry and Shirley McManus, at the Island Center Hall for an arena-style show. Puppet crafts will accompany the shows. Show times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets: $7/member, $10/non-member (+ $5 if attending both shows). Admission is free for children younger than 1. Proceeds will benefit KiDiMu. Info/tickets: www.kidimu.org (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.
GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
MANCHESTER GALLERY: Will host a free art reception and demonstration March 21. From 1-3 p.m. Marilyn Kay and Company will provide the music, while Paul Nuchims’ demonstration, “Less is More, Watercolor Secrets from Hawaii, Rocks, Foam and Mountains,” will be from 3-4 p.m. The gallery is located at 724 Bay St., downtown Port Orchard. Info: (360) 895-4270.
ANNUAL OC PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: The annual Olympic College Winter Photography Show will hang through April 13 at the Haselwood Library at OC Bremerton. Info: www.olympic.edu.
WHIDBEY ISLAND PAINTERS: Marty Rogers and E.L. Jorgensen will be featured March 28 at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.
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., 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.
OLD & RARE BOOK SALE: Hosted by the Friends of the Library, will unlock a treasure trove of beautiful old and rare books during this special three-day book sale. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 20-22 at the Port Orchard library, 87 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard Info: (360) 876-2224.
BIAHC AND THE BAINBRIDGE LIBRARY: Hosts a series of free, drop-in Great Decisions discussions on select Saturday mornings in March, April, and May. Discussions will take place in the Library’s large conference room from 9:30-11 a.m. On March 21, energy and the global economy will be the topic of conversation, while on March 28 the United States and rising powers will be discussed. Info: (206) 842-4162.
BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library are hosting a book sale to benefit the library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Bainbridge Island. Info: www.bifriends.org.
LIBERTY BAY BOOKS’ LUCKY 13: In celebration of the Poulsbo bookstore’s 13th anniversary (this month) Liberty Bay will be hosting a Bookclub Mixer (bring your entire book club they say) at 6:30 p.m. March 26. Liberty Bay is located at 18881 Front St. in downtown Poulsbo. Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779-5909.
FIELD’S END WRITERS’ CONFERENCE: Registration continues for the Fourth Annual Field’s End Writers’ Conference, a day-long event featuring keynote speaker Mignon Fogarty, creator of the popular podcast, Grammar Girl, slated for April 18 at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Info: www.fieldsend.org or call (206) 842-4162.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Is set to take center stage at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. The program includes Bach’s cantata Ich habe genug along with one of his flute sonatas and the Italian Concerto for solo harpsichord by Johann Sebastian. The cantata Ihr volker hört by Georg Philipp Telemann from his Harmonischer Gottesdienst will also be performed. Admission is by donation; suggested donation is $15, with youth 18 and under encouraged to attend for free. Info: (206) 842-5601.
GOLDY McJOHN AND FRIENDZ: Goldy McJohn, the only original member of Steppenwolf still touring, will be coming back through Port Orchard with his new outfit Goldy McJohn and Friendz at 9 p.m. March 20 at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Devorah and Roger Fisher (founding member of Heart) will open the show. 21+, tickets are $10. Info: www.gmandfriendz.com, myspace.com/slip45music.
CLASSICAL PROGRAM: Judith Alexandra (Alex) Miller, Mezzo Soprano, will present a classical program of Lieder and Operatic Arias at 7 p.m. March 20 at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Tickets: advanced sales, $15; at the door, $17. Info: (360) 377-8327.
ANDREW JAMES ROBISON AND THE REBEL WALTZ: Will jam with Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel and John Walker and the Hitchhikers at 9:30 p.m. March 20 at Winterland, followed the next night by Stupid in Stereo with Wreckin’ Machine and Total Wreck at the same time March 21. Next week, the Samsara Blues Experiment comes from Berlin, Germany to rock with Nudity from Olympia and 3D Witch Hunt at 9 p.m. March 24, followed by the Erns at 9 p.m. March 25. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
VS THE WORLD: Will rock with The Final Collapse, Blood & Thunder, Salo and Vulgerizer at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Charleston, followed by The Enemies Of with Victor Cutoff, The F’n A’s, I Defy, 3 Inch Max and more at the same time March 21. Next week: Eric Anarchy plays with The Subtle Way, La Circa and more at 7 p.m. March 25, followed by Gladiators Eat Fire with Burning Twilight, Chasing Aurora and Talk Jonny at the same time March 26. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
STONE AXE: Will jam with Madmartigan, Virgin and the Madcap Laughs at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Artist For Freedom and Unity Hall, followed by Boston, Mass. band Disaster Strikes with 47, YIA and Bad Genes at the same time March 22. Both shows are all ages, beer and wine w/ ID, $5 cover at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: myspace.com/artfreeunity.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS: Tingstad and Rumbel will host a CD release concert 7 p.m. March 21 at Island Center Hall.They’ll perform virtuoso American finger-style guitar and beautiful melodic woodwinds inspired by music from America, Asia, the British Isles and Spain. Island Center Hall is located at 8395 Fletcher Bay Road. Advance Tickets are $18, Tickets at the door are $20, and youth tickets are $10. Advance tickets available at Winslow Drug or at the box office. Info: (206) 842-2306 or www.tingstadrumbel.com.
‘SOLOSTIMMEN:’ Joshua Roman, renowned former Seattle star cellist, will play Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” with the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Guest conductor Alan Futterman also leads the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra through Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9. Tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for youth. Info: (360) 373-1722.
REMEMBRANCE: Bainbridge Chorale Concert presents Remembrance, the Bainbridge Island premiere presentation of Dona Nobis Pacem by contemporary Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, as well as the mid-20th century classic Requiem by Maurice Durufle. Free pre-concert lecture will be Saturday evening at 6:45 p.m. on March 21. Performances will be 8 p.m. March 21 and 3 p.m. March 22 at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bainbridge Island. Info: www.bainbridgechorale.org or (360) 780-2467.
ISLAND MUSIC GUILD: Will rock with the sounds of Kidcrash, Degania, Madrid, Language of the Cavement, Chief Joseph at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road, Bainbridge. Admission is $5 at the door. Info: (206) 780- 6911.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Kris Orlowski will play acoustic pop rock, with a thoughtful edge 7:30 p.m. March 20, while Seattle song writer Eric Apoe takes the stage at the same time March 21 at the Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island. Open mic night starts at 7 p.m. March 22. All ages and styles are welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems and readings. Rick Barrenger hosts. To find out more about Orlowski, go to www.sonicbids.com/krisorlowski, and more can be found about Apoe at www.myspace.com/ericapoeandthey. Info: (206) 842-6725 www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
THE MANETTE SALOON: Hosts Seattle songstress Cassie Corelle along with local punkers Hearts Divided at 9 p.m. March 21. Next week: Chris and Wes Parker will play a free acoustic show at 8 p.m. March 25, followed by William Thomas Anderson at the same time March 26. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Cassie Corelle at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: myspace.com/manettesaloon
THE MOJO BLUES BAND: Will play Tizleys at 8 p.m. March 20 followed by Celtic duo Rick May and Gil Yslas at the same time March 21. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys Europub, located upstairs off Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.
DAVE CARSON: A former Navy Band member will be giving a solo saxophone performance at 8 p.m. March 20 at the Global Bean, followed by the Washington Academy of Music select guitar ensemble at 2 p.m. and pianist Joey Walbaum at 8 p.m. March 21, followed by new age folk from Daniel Adams and Sean Duncan at 4 p.m. March 22. Next week: there will be a celtic music open jam session at 7 p.m. March 25. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.
CHAMBER MUSIC: “From East to West” Radical & Conservative Modern Styles, features performances by five excellent young Bainbridge Island musicians. The program will include short piano pieces by Sergei Prokofiev; the opening movement of the second Piano Trio of Joaquín Turina; settings of poems by Walt Whitman and Wallace Stevens by Ned Rorem; and the first Quartet for Piano and Strings by Gabriel Fauré. Performers include mezzo-soprano Barbara Hume; violinists Peggy Spencer and Michael Weiland; violist Katherine McWilliams; cellists Zon Eastes and Maia Wolf; and pianists Laetitia Lehman-Pearsall, Karis Hanson, James Quitslund and Julia Ringo. The concert begins at 3 p.m. March 22 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: 206.842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
FIRST SUNDAYS: At the Commons presents mezzo-soprano Courtney Bray in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bainbridge Commons. She will be accompanied on the piano by Marco Balderi, an accomplished conductor and music director from Italy. The program includes songs by Brahms, Wolf, Obradors, Duparc, Rachmaninov and Meybeer. Bainbridge Commons is located next to the Senior Center at 402 Brien Drive by Waterfront Park. Admission is at the door $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
GREATER PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Is leading a Buck Lake/Hansville Greenway Hike on March 22. Join Millard Martin on this easy, six-mile walk through the heart of the Hansville Greenway, an open space preserve that eventually will extend from Puget Sound to the Hood Canal. Info: (360) 373-3500.
COMMUNE WITH NATURE: Jim Trainer will lead the three-mile walk through the Chico Creek watershed March 28, providing views of an eagle’s nest and the largest Douglas fir in Kitsap County. This event is sponsored by the Great Peninsula Conservancy. Advanced reservations required, limited to 15. Info: (360) 373-3500.
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.
‘WELL WORKSHOP:’ Stillwaters Environmental Center is beginning a series of workshops called “Fixing Puget Sound,” focused on our role in restoring and protecting Puget Sound, with a well workshop featuring Reg Hearn of the Port Orchard company NW Water Systems talking about how your well works and how to take care of it, and Debbie Thomas, education manager at the Kitsap Public Utilities District talking about hydrology, aquifers and groundwater. $20 suggested donation. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org, or call Joleen at (360) 297-2876.
TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses are under way. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.
‘WENDY AND LUCY:’ Starts March 20 at The Lynwood, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge. “Wendy and Lucy” is a girl-and-her-dog movie, rooted in a wonderful performance by Michelle Williams as Wendy, an androgynous creature with a sawed-off haircut who washes up in a downtrodden Oregon town with no money, a dead car, a dream of a canning factory job in Alaska, and a friendly pooch named Lucy. Info: (206) 842-3080 or www.lynwoodtheatre.com.
POULSBO FJORD: Film Discussion group will feature “Gone With the Wind” with Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Poulsbo branch library, 700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. Kitsap Regional Library associate and local film buff, Charlie Wise, will facilitate. Info: (360) 779-2915.
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES: “Yes We Must!” an environmental film and discussion series looking at the promises and challenges of green buildings, water infrastructure, moral and environmental impacts of food choices, the climate change media game and more will take place on Friday evenings through March 27 at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., film to follow at 7 p.m., then followed by discussion. Free, but donations will be accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must.
MATINEES THAT MATTER: Will feature “I.O.U.S.A.” Since its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, I.O.U.S.A has garnered rave reviews from critics, and rich debate from pundits. It will play March 28 and 29 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE. A Q & A with Dr. Lewis Mandell, visiting professor of finance and business economics at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, will follow both screenings. All seats are $9. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or (206) 842-4439.
CSTOCK: Presents A Musical Collage, written and arranged by a talented group of teens and young adults, ages 13-21, and the CSTOCK student committee. It is rated appropriate for all ages. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. March 20 and 21 and 6 p.m. March 22, at the CSTOCK theater, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale. Tickets: 12 years old and older, $10; ages 4-11, $7; admission is free for children 3 and younger. Info: (360) 692-9940.
SNOW WHITE ON STAGE: Dance Arts Theater of Silverdale presents “Snow White and the Seven Woodsmen” with “Les Patineurs” (The Skaters) and “Ballet Tapestry” 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 2:30 p.m. March 29 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. All seats in the reserved section $14, general admission $12, senior citizens/students/children 18 and younger, $7. Group rates are available. Tickets are available from any cast member or at the door. Info: (360) 692-4395.
CHANGING SCENE THEATRE NORTHWEST: Presents “All the Great Books, Abridged” through March 28 upstairs at the Panda Bay Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way. Directed by Darren Hembd (who recently directed the “Complete History of America (Abridged)” at the Changing Scene), it’s a wacky comedy exploring 86 great works of literature in less than two hours, starring Pavlina Morris, Briana Osborne and Anna Reihl. Tickets are $25 including an authentic Chinese meal and the show. A limited number of “show only” tickets will be available at the door. Reservations are required (360) 792-8601. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT WINE DOWN: Wind down your week or wind up your weekend with a wine tasting at Monica’s Waterfront Bakery from 4-6:30 p.m. March 20. You will get three taste tickets for $5 or 6 taste tickets for $8.50. Complimentary snacks will be available. Monica’s is located at 3472 NW Byron St., Old Town Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-2991.
BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Friday March 20, in the Bainbridge Island Public Library meeting room. Gary Zimmerman, professional genealogist and president of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation in Seattle, presents “Accessing European Databases on the Web.” Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Info: (360) 842-6059 or www.bigenealogy.org.
THE ART OF BPA: Enthusiasts and patrons for The Art of BPA, an extravagant evening celebrating the arts of theatre, music, food and wine, to benefit Bainbridge Performing Arts. Celebrations include local entertainment, a dinner, and an artistic experience auction, at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $125 per person. Info/RSVP: (206) 842-4560.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NORTHWEST COLLECTION: KRL owns a unique collection of materials on Kitsap County, its cities, the shipyard, and the Navy. It is housed at the downtown Bremerton Library. Branch Manager and history librarian Carolyn Ferguson Neal shares some of this rare reference collection. It will be on display at 2 p.m. on March 21 at the Bainbridge Island library, 1270 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 842-4162.
PLANETARIUM SHOW AND STAR PARTY: “Take a Ride on the Orion Nebulae, Birthplace of Stars” at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Ritchie Observatory March 21. The event is free. The BPAA planetarium offers a breathtaking 3-D trip through this spectacular stellar nursery, followed by a look at the birth of stars and the stellar life-cycle. Astronomers will take questions throughout the presentation. Info: (206) 842-9152.
MEDITATIVE WORSHIP SERVICE: A Taize-style Christian service for prayer and songs will be 7 p.m. March 25 and April 1 at the St. Charles Anglican Parish at 20295 Little Valley Road in Poulsbo. Nursery Care is provided. Info: (360) 779-3524.
SPRING FUNDRAISER: For the Kitsap Mountaineers will bring noted author and photographer Amy Gulick for a presentation on the Tongass National Forest and the effort to save it. Seating is limited for the event, which will be at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Mountaineers Building at Magnuson Park. Info: mountaineersfoundation.org.
MOAA LUNCHEON: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America will host its monthly meeting on March 27 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. A social hour will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Guest speaker at the meeting will be John Lee, director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, State of Washington. Lee was formerly the Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis. Membership in MOAA is open to those who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, NOAA, or their surviving spouses. Info: Call Capt. Larry Gudbranson SC USN (Ret) at (360) 871-3159 before March 22.
SUQUAMISH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING: Celebrates two years in the ring with “Awesome Anniversary” at 7:30 p.m. March 28 with a wrestling event at the Suquamish Tribal Center, 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo. The main event is Havoc w/ “The Perfect 10” Baby Doll vs. The Iron Buddha. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children. Info: www.myspace.com/scwwashington.
KITES OVER KINGSTON: Sponsored by the Downtown Kingston Association, will take place “rain or shine” from 1-4 p.m. March 28 at Cleo’s Landing in Kingston. Info: Susan Rodgers for more details: (360) 297-4414.
KITSAP COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY’S: Annual tuber sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 3 and 4 at the Crystal Grange at 2160 Paulson Road. Paulson Rd. in Central Kitsap runs between Central Valley Road and Brownsville Highway. Info: Pat, (360) 698-0123. or www.kitsapdahlias.org.