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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the Week Aug. 14-20

James Hunnicutt returns from a nationwide tour with Wayne
James Hunnicutt returns from a nationwide tour with Wayne 'The Train' Hancock, for a homecoming show at Winterland Aug. 15. See MUSIC for more info.
— image credit: Courtesy/James Hunnicutt

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

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 summer and winter Studio Tours, slated for 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, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info:

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

A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A nonprofit, artist-owned and -run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: or call (206) 842-2434.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year-old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic, and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay a monthly rent. To apply pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info:

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Bob Ulsh at (360) 692-5375.

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.


BREMERTON SYMPHONY CONCERT CHORALE: Will host auditions for its 2009-10 concert season beginning at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 1513 6th St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-1722.

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


BALLROOM DANCE: The Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine St. in Bremerton, hosts ballroom classes, followed by afternoon dances for seniors, starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 27. Pre-registration suggested. Info: Call Jan at (360) 877-5181.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

THE BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Is open at its new location — Evergreen Park at the end of Pacific Street in Bremerton. The market will be open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 15, offering goods from local farmers, artists and businesses. Evergreen Park Farmers Market will have live music with Classic Ride Aug. 20. Info:, e-mail or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.

POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Features fresh produce, preserved food, art, crafts and live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical/dental center parking lot at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. On Aug. 15, the market will host Touch a Tractor, in which attendees can sit in a tractor and have their pictures taken. Info: or call (360) 779-6720.

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

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

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


POULSBO ARTS FESTIVAL: The 22nd anniversary of the festival formerly known as Arts by the Bay, commences from 1-6 p.m. Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16, with local art and live music all along the Poulsbo Waterfront. Info:

MARITIME MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival noon to 5 p.m. on August 15 from will present live performances by five musical acts, celebrating the Northwest?s connection to the water. Musicians include the piratical figure of Tugboat Bromberg, former Able Seaman Wendy Joseph, the all-women chantey group Broadside, and The Whateverly Brothers, a trio featuring three-part harmonies and lively instrumentation. Hosts will be the hilarious Spanaway Bay. For more information, visit the festival web site at

CEDAR COVE DAYS: Fans of author Debbie Macomber are expected to flock to Port Orchard en masse Aug. 26-30 for Cedar Cove Days. The festival is a celebration of literature and Cedar Cove, a town based on Port Orchard that is featured in some of Macomber’s novels. Info:

SUMMER BEER AND ROCK FEST: The inaugural Silverdale Summer Fest is slated for Aug. 22. Events include a Beerfest featuring Silver City Brewery, a rock concert and motorcycle show at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. Info:


CLAYMATION AT KIDIMU: Join Roby Gilbert of the Animation Schoolhouse for a fun hands-on workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 at KiDiMu, 305 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge. For ages 5 – 10. Free with admission or membership. Info: (206) 855-4650 or

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

MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATER: Presents “Pinocchio” at 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Admiral Theatre’s new venue The Source, on the 5th Street side of the building at 515 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 7-12, $4 for kids 3-7. Info: or call (360) 373-6810.

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

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

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

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: 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: or call (360) 662-1542.


PUBLIC ART ON BAINBRIDGE: Community members and guests are invited to attend the opening of a new public art installation from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal. Bainbridge Island resident Gregory Glynn has created an installation for the Ferry Terminal Walkway using sound, photography and text.

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

THE ROBY KING GALLERY: Will feature photographer Neal Philpott and paintings from Raenell Doyle through Aug. 29, 176 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge Island. Info:

BUGS: Invade Bainbridge Arts and Crafts: In its August exhibition, Bugs, BAC artists look at the insect in textiles, letterpress, artists’ books, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, and glass. “Bugs” will display from through Sept. 1. BAC is located at 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or

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

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

‘RECALL RENDEZVOUS:’ An exhibit of paintings by Anna Hoey and Larry Parker will be featured in the main gallery of Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, while installation artist Deanna Pindell will show “Improved Land For Sale” in the boardroom gallery. Both shows hang through Aug. 30. Info:

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

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

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

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


WRITER’S CONFERENCE: Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable presents Katherine Bond, who will discuss “The actor’s art: Do writers care?” at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N. The event is free. Info” (360) 842-4162 or

PHILLIP LEVINE: A slideshow by Phillip Levine, based on “Phillip Levine: Myth, Memory, & Image,” will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. The event is free and open to the public. Two seats may be reserved with the advance purchase of the book. The program will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. Info: (206) 842-5332 or


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Stanislove brings her roots, blues and rants back to the Pegasus at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, followed at the same time the next night by Jaco and Barbara ten Hove opening for Virginia singer/songwriter Brooksie Wells celebrating her new CD “Anything But Love” Aug. 15. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge.

WINTERLAND: Hosts Sledgeback with Rat City Ruckus, High Class Wreckage and Poop Attack at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14, followed at the same time the next night by Detroit’s GD Gallows with James Hunnicutt, Church for Sinners and Total Wreck Aug. 15. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info:

THE CHARLESTON: Hosts the Final Collapse with Jean Grey, The Mary Celeste, Rowan and Riverbend at 7 p.m. Aug. 14, followed at the same time the next night by Ken Parker with Falling of Ages and Beneath All Kaos Aug. 15. Next week: Darkest Reaches play Aug. 18. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

THE MANETTE SALOON: Hosts Seattle band The Kamikazes with The Boss Martians and Pivot Point at 9 p.m. Aug. 14. 21+, $5 cover. Info:

THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Host Triple Forte with Country Countroll, McMonster the Devastator, STD and Poison Control at 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Madmartigan plays with Generation Decline and Coat Hanger and Blenders at the same time Aug. 15. Both shows are all ages, beer and wine w/ ID, $5 donation at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Hosts Stuart Hager with his original folk rock at 8 p.m. Aug. 14, followed at the same time the next night by jazz/blues, pianist/vovalist Natalie Poss Aug. 15. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Next week: There will be a classical jam with Nils in Tails at 7 p.m. Aug. 18, followed by R&B pianist Bryan Duncan Aug. 20. Info:

MOONDOGS, TOO: Hosts the classic rock flavorings of the Spence Brothers at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 on the outdoor patio. Then on Sunday, the Paul Martinez jazz band will play the Jazz on the Patio series at 2 p.m. Aug. 16. The Friday night show is 21+, Sunday all ages, no cover at the Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

AT THE CLEARWATER: Gruv Box, a Puget Sound-area dance band playing all the best funk hits from today and yesterday, will play the Clearwater Casino at 9 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15. Clearwater Casino is on State Route 305 on the Poulsbo side of the Agate Pass Bridge.Info:

PERFORMANCES AT THE PASSAGE: Vicci Martinez will play Performances at the Passage at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Clearwater Casino. Clearwater Casino is on State Route 305 on the Poulsbo side of the Agate Pass Bridge. Admission is free. Info:

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


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


THE KINGSTON FIREHOUSE: Features a special showing of the food industry documentary “Food, Inc.” this week, with s special showing at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, with discussion to follow. Also the Sam Raimi film “Drag Me To Hell” plays this week along with “GI Joe.” the Kingston Firehouse is located off Highway 104 in Downtown Kingston. Info: Call (360) 297-4707.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be showing “The Hurt Locker” along with “Summer Hours” and “Food, Inc.” this week Aug. 14-20, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

‘500 DAYS OF SUMMER:’ Screens at the Lynwood Aug. 14-20. The film tells the story of a year and a half of young man’s no-holds barred love affair. The Lynwood is located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3080.

TALK ABOUT GREASED LIGHTNING: Fjord Film Discussion Group will talk about “Grease” with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St., Poulsbo. Come in 50’s-era costumes to see and discuss this campy classic. Charlie Wise, KRL Associate and local film buff, will facilitate. Info:


‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE:’ Western Washington Center for the Arts presents its last show of the season, “The Pirates of Penzance” through Aug. 30 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at the WWCA playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for kids under 17. Info: or call (360) 769-SHOW.

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

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

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

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

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


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

THE REV. MICHAEL DOWD: Will present Evoluntion and the Global Integrity Crisis from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Sound Spirit at Suquamish UCC Church, 18732 Division St., Suquamish. Dowd argues that only accepting and celebrating evolution can assure humanity’s salvation. Info: /

CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS: The Suquamish Tribe annually sponsors Chief Seattle Days in downtown Suquamish on the third full weekend of August.This year the festivities will be from Aug. 14-16. The tribe honors its famous leader with a princess contest and teen dance on Friday night, a memorial service at his grave in the Suquamish Tribal Cemetery on Saturday morning, and Indian canoe races, salmon bake and pow-wow on Saturday and Sunday. Info: (360) 598-3311.

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