Arts and Entertainment

TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the Week Oct. 2-8

A wealth of prints including Wendy Orville
A wealth of prints including Wendy Orville's 9'-by-12' monotype 'Fir II' will be featured at the Roby King's annual Printmakers' Exhibition, which opens on tonight's First Friday Gallery Walk. Check out new work both on Bainbridge and in Bremerton.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo/Roby King Galleries

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f67 CAMERA CLUB: The next meeting of the f:67 Camera Club will be at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 5 in Room 117 (Rotunda) in the Engineering Building on the Olympic College campus. This is our regular projection night for slides and digital images. Subject matter will be general, covering all topics and moods for the category subject. Visitors are welcome. Info: ( 360) 275-3019 or

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.

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.

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 first Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Bob at (360) 308-8775 or

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.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: As part of its October One Community, One Book events, featuring Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck, the Bainbridge Public Library is compiling a collection of short, fictionalized sketches of life on Bainbridge Island written in the style of “Cannery Row.” Bainbridge Islanders are invited to craft their own fictional stories - up to 2,000 words long - about life on Bainbridge Island, past or present. Keep it fictional. Deadline is Oct. 23. A selection of sketches will be read at the San Carlos Restaurant on from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 1. Info: Kathleen Thorne ( 206) 842-0985.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The 16th annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, an arts & crafts event on Dec. 4-6, is now accepting inquiries for participation from artists, musicians and food vendors. Info: Director Sharon Soames at (206) 842-6883 or

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 winter Studio Tour, 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:

CVG SHOW 2010: Entry is now open for Collective Visions Gallery’s statewide CVG Show. Jake Seniuk, director of the Port Angeles Fine Art Center is this year’s juror. Once again more than $6,000 in prize money is available. Artists can enter in 2D, 3D and photographic art categories, at maximum dimension of 8 feet, via CAFE at Deadline is Nov. 19. Info: (360) 377-8327 or


AUDITIONS FOR CSTOCK’s: Holiday revue, “Christmas My Way — Featuring the Music of Frank Sinatra” will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. All auditions take place at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Info:

KITSAP CHORALE: Resumes rehearsals this month at Elim Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. Info: Don Dilley at (360) 908-9916.

SINGERS SOUGHT: Bainbridge Chorale has openings for singers in all voice parts for the 2009-10 concert season. Tenors and bases are especially needed. Info: (206) 780-2467 or

BAINBRIDGE CHORALE YOUNG SINGERS: Has openings in its two youth choirs and Exploration Class for kindergarten and the first grade. Participants discover the joy in learning to sing well and in sharing their musical gifts with the community in performance. Info: (206) 780-CHOR or visit


SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Educated Feet is hosting a second Saturday dance on Oct. 10 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road NE, Bainbridge. A potluck will begin at 6:30 p.m. An East Coast Swing Workshop will be from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m., with a dance will be from 8:15-10:30 p.m. Cost: $10/adults; $5/teens, includes workshop. Info:

DANCE AT THE BREMERTON ELKS: The public is invited to attend dance classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine St., Bremerton. Pre-registration suggested, pay at first class; seniors and especially leaders encouraged. No partners required; class members invited to attend tea dance to follow. An intermediate west coast swing class meets at 10:30 a.m. and beginning night club two step meets at 11:30 a.m. Info: (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. Info:, e-mail or call call Jean at (360) 475-9153..

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. 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.


'MAKING MYTH A REALITY:' The Bainbridge Island Kids Discover Museum will celebrate reopening in it's temporary location at 150 Madrona Lane on Bainbridge with a new exhibit inspired by Greek deities and mythic creatures. The grand opening preview of the exhibit "Mount Olympus Academy" will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 10, followed by adventurous storytelling with Guy Sidora at 2 p.m. Free for members, $5 admission. There will also be a special preview for members only at 5 p.m. Oct. 9, new members welcome. Info: or cal (206) 855-4650.

'DIARY OF A WIMPY KID:' The Bainbridge Public Library will be celebrating the release of the 4th Wimpy Kid book with games, drawings and prizes for kids 8 and up at 4 p.m. Oct. 2. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

GO ON A SEA-FARI: National Geographic author/illustrator Nancy Woodman will be diving 1.5 miles deep into the Sea of Cortez in a three-person submarine, discovering the world of amazing sea creatures and hydrothermal communities, covering topics from journaling and outlining a manuscript to making dummies, creating thumbnail sketches and putting the whole book together at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Intended for kids 3rd grade and up. Info:,

ISLAND SCHOOL CARNIVAL: The Island school carnival noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-0400 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.

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: 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.


ACATEMY AWARDS OF OCTOBER: The Verksted Gallery is presenting its fifth annual “aCATemy Awards of October,” a month-long cat-themed adventure at Poulsbo’s popular fine arts & crafts co-op gallery. Throughout the month of October, cat-themed art will hang through October. To compete in the cat photo contest. drop off photos of your feline at the gallery between Oct. 1-15. The Verksted Gallery is located at 18937 Front Street, Poulsbo. Info:(360) 697-4470 or

FIRST FRIDAY: Powers of 10 Art Gallery will host a reception for First Friday, from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 2. The gallery is located on lower level of the Amy Burnett Building at Fourth and Pacific, Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-3187.

ROBY KING GALLERIES: An invitational printmaking exhibition will be displayed through October at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. A First Friday opening reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2. Info: (206) 842-2063.

BAC IN OCTOBER: In the Loop, which features wheel rims, nests and compasses in a variety of mediums, will be on display through Nov. 3 at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. An artists’ reception in on the board for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2. BAC is located at 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or

'IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS:' A whimsical exhibit of animal paintings from local painter Cynthia Dice will be at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave., during the month of october. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

THE ISLAND GALLERY: Will host an exhibit of decorative textiles from the Indonesian duo Isnia — Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam — during the month of October at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. An artist reception slated for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2. Info: or call (206) 780-7811.

'ARTOBERFEST:' The Kingston Art Gallery is brewing up an exhibit termed 'Artoberfest' featuring the work of sculptor Dawn Henthorn and acrylages by Marilyn Miller from Oct. 7-Nov. 8, located two blocks up from the ferry terminal in downtown Kingston. An artists' reception is slated for the Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 10, with "magical mushrooms" and "happy haunting" this month. Info:

AT THE GALLERY AT GRACE: Visual artist Thomas Schworer offers encaustic-surfaced black and white photographs as meditations on grace and the shortening autumnal days, displayed through October at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-9997 or encaustic-surfaced black and white photographs as meditations on grace and the shortening autumnal days, displayed through October at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-9997 or

WATER AND FLOWERS: Painter Patty Watson and ceramicist Caralyn Kieckhaefer collaborate in the three-part show, “Water and Flowers” through Oct. 4 at the Kingston Art Gallery. Find the fine Art Gallery just up the hill from the ferry dock on Highway 104 at Cleo’s Landing. Info:

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: or call (360) 297-8074.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS: “One Day at a Time,” oil paintings by Ken Van Der Does, will display through Oct. 31 at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. A First Friday reception is set for 5-8 p.m. Oct. Info: (360) 377-8327 or

DESIGNER CLOTHING AND JEWELRY: By Dorothy Ling Skea Fashion Images and Suzanne Arless, designer/goldsmith will be on display Oct. 2-4 in the boardroom gallery at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-8327 or

KBAR RECEPTION: A preview of an elaborate display of Kitsap County’s sports history being prepared by the Kitsap-Bremerton Athletic Roundtable will be unveiled on Oct. 2 at the Kitsap Historical Museum in downtown Bremerton. A reception will be from 5-8 p.m. to coincide with First Friday. Admission is free. The museum is located at 280 Fourth St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-6226 or

CAT DAYS AT VERKSTED GALLERY: Bring in your best 4 x 6 photo of your feline to Verksted Gallery, 18937 Front Street, Poulsbo to enter the contest, starting on Oct. 1. Voting starts on Oct. 16. Winners announced Oct. 31. New work by stained glass artist Jody Brouwer, featuring kaleidoscopes, art boxes, light catchers and home accents also will be displayed, as well as New hand crafted and reproduction porcelain dolls by Gracie La Bombard with hand sewn costuming. Local artists on site daily. Info: (360) 697-4470 or


STEINBECK SCHOLAR: Susan Shillinglaw, a professor of English at San Jose State University, former director of SJSU’s Center for Steinbeck Studies, current scholar-in-residence at the National Steinbeck Center, will be spending “An Evening on Cannery Row” at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard, and again at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo, in line with the KRL’s One Book, One Community celebration of Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row.” Info:

POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY READING: John Davis, author of the chapbook "The Reservist" from Pudding House Press and a forthcoming full collection "Gigs" from Sol Books, will be featured along with Jennifer Lawrence and John Willson at the next Poulsbohemain Poetry Reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 3, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. The featured readers will be followed by a brief open mic. Info: or call (360) 779-9199.

TRAIL GUIDE AUTHOR: Craig Romano, an esteemed trail guide author who's been featured in Backpaker and NW Trails magazines, will be giving an update on his new books and upcoming hikes, while giving a slide show of past outings and talking about all things hiking and backpacking at the next general meeting of the Kitsap Mountaineers at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth Street in Bremerton. Info:,

AARON ELKINS: Will discuss his new book, “Skull Duggery,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Aaron Elkins returns with a new Gideon Oliver mystery, in which Oliver and his wife are on vacation in Mexico when a local police chief requests assistance on a case. Info (360) 692-2375.

STILLWATERS USED BOOK SALE: Is in full swing, continuing through Oct. 9-11 which is Book Sale Bag Days weekend, wherein the finer books are put away and the rest go for $5 per bag Friday, $3 per bag Saturday and Free on Sunday. Still 1000s of books available. Info:

GIGANTIC BOOK SALE: The Sylvay Way Library will host a giant three-day book sale from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. All proceeds benefit the library. Info: Call (360) 405-9100.

'CANNERY ROW' POETRY CONNECTIONS: The Bainbridge Public Library will host an evening of poetry evocative of the life of John Steinbeck, presented by Bainbridge poets Jennifer Hager, David Stallings, Roger Midgett and Marit Saltrones, moderated by Neil Baker at 7 p.m. Oct. 15, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Part of the KRL's One Book, One Community celebration. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

ART GRICE AND TOM SCHWORER: Will present their slideshow based on “Searching For True: Cutler Anderson Architects,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Eagle Harbor Book Company. The event is free. Two seats can be reserved with the purchase of the book. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or

WRITING WORKSHOP: Senior bookseller and renowned author Ann Combs (Helter Shelter, Smith College Never Taught Me to Salute) will lead a writing workshop on creating short fictionalized sketches of Bainbridge Island at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Eagle Harbor Book Company. The bookstore is located at 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: Kathleen Thorne at (360) 842-0985 or

FIELDS END PRESENTS: Registration is now open for a one-day seminar with world-renowned creative writing expert Jurgen Wolffon Oct. 17 at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas. Early bird registration is $65 through the month of August. Day of registration will be from 8:45-10 a.m. and the presentation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas, 403 N. Madison, Bainbridge. Registration is $85, group fee (five or more people registering together) is $60. Info/registration:


WINTERLAND: Hosts The Color of East with The Scarlets and Deborah Page at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2 followed at the same time the next night by the Herbert Friendly Trio with Pivot Point and The Pain Factory, Oct. 3. Next week: Portland’s Mike D and the Loyal Bastards return with Kleveland and SGFY Oct. 8. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton.

THE CHARLESTON: Hosts Victor Cutoff with Triple Forte, Spillbillies and Erik Anarchy at 7 p.m. Oct. 2, followed at the same time the next night by Nomake with Crushproof Juicebox, Adarna, South Kitsap Infidels and Adolf Ketamine, Oct. 3. Next week: Slow Form of Suicide, Oct. 6, Carter Beats the Devil Oct. 7 and Kris Orlowski Oct. 8. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Features Seattle songstress Carrie Clark at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the pub, located upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info:

MOONDOGS, TOO: Hosts its last weekend of outdoor concerts for the season with the classic rock band Soul Siren at 8 p.m. Oct. 2, followed at the same time the next night by The New Old Stock, Oct. 3 and HD Fusion playing jazz on the patio at 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Friday and Saturday shows are 21+, Sunday all ages. No cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features the laid-back progressive jazz of Highlife Revisited at 8 p.m. Oct. 2, followed at the same time the next night by the indie folk rock band Lemolo, Oct. 3. 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 an open bluegrass jam session at 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Info:

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Wyoming-based bluegrass/Americana duo Anne & Pete Sibley, winners of NPR’s 2009 Great American Duet Sing Off, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, followed at the same time the next night by Seattle songwriters Eva Tree and Nancy K. Dillon. Both shows are all ages, $10 for the Sibleys, by donation otherwise at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info:

AT THE CLEARWATER: A Seattle-based dance band comprised of accomplished musicians from across the Northwest, Pop Culture Band, will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 2 and 3 at the Beach Rock Lounge, at the Clearwater Casino. The casino is located on State Route 305 on the Poulsbo side of the Agate Pass Bridge. Info:

FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COMMONS: Presents a program of Baroque music featuring Janet See on flute, Jillon Stoppels on harpsichord and Margriet Tindemans on viola da gamba at 4 p.m. Oct. 4. The concert is at the Bainbridge Commons, which is located next to the Senior Center at 402 Brien Drive by Waterfront Park. Admission is at the door (no advanced ticket sales) $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info:

COLDNOTE: Will take the stage from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Filling Station, 11200 NE State Highway 104, Kingston. Info: (360) 297-7732.

RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS: Will host the release party for its second CD “Django’s Tiger” — a tribute to the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Rhinehardt — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Bainbridge Commons, near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. Info:

JUWAPAS: The only all-vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Kitsap will host a free, all ages concert from multi-instrumentalist Christopher of the Wolves at 6 p.m. Oct. 16, 834 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: or call the restaurant at (360) 876-0501.


HELP TRACK SALMON: Volunteers are needed help track salmon spawning in Bainbridge Island streams this fall. Teams will visit island streams once a week from early October through December in the fifth year of this program, which is sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council, the city, the Suquamish Tribe, and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Participants must be at least 14 years old and must be able to navigate uneven surfaces and slopes and cross streams on slippery logs. A training session will be at 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 starting at Bainbridge Island City Hall and ending alongside Cooper Creek. Spaces are limited and are on a first signed-up basis. RSVP at Info: (206) 780-1246.

'PLANT PARENTHOOD:' The next native gardening class at Stillwaters, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, will cover how to propagate native plants from cuttings, taught by Fay Linger at 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Cost is $20. Stillwaters is located at 26059 Barber Cutoff Road in Kingston. Info:


METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: Tickets for the 2009-2010 season of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD at the Bainbridge Cinema are on sale now. The season starts with Puccini’s “Tosca” at 10 a.m. Oct. 10, 403 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for children. Season passes also available. Info:

THE HISTORIC LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will present a free showing of the 1955 film "East of Eden" at 5 p.m. Oct. 4, 4569 Lynwood Center Road, as part of the Kitsap Regional Library's One Book, One Community celebration of John Steinbeck and his book "Cannery Row." The Lynwood will also be screening the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Film "Departures" and Paul Giamatti in "Cold Souls" during its regular programming Oct. 2-8. For tickets and show time info, go to

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will screen "My One and Only" along with "Shrink," "Cold Souls" this week Oct. 2-8, along with special showings of "Thirst" Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional "Early Bird" showtimes between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. are slated for Oct. 7. For tickets and show time info, go to

SPECIAL STEINBECK SHOWINGS: The Kingston Firehouse Theater will be screening free showings of films made from Steinbeck's books "The Red Pony" at noon Oct. 10 and "Of Mice and Men" at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, in line with the Kitsap Regional Library's One Book One Community celebration of Steinbeck's "Cannery Row." Info:,

THE ISLAND FILM GROUP: Will be watching and discussing the 1978 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. The Island Film Group meets the second wednesday of every month for films and discussion. Info:, or call (206) 842-4162.


ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS: “A John Steinbeck Evening,” a multimedia dramatic readings of selected works at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge, and again Oct. 9 at the Manchester Library in South Kitsap and Oct. 16 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Free. Part of the KRL’s One Book One Community celebration of Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row.” Info:,

THE EDGE IMPROV: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ resident improv troupe will be back on the boards at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at BPA 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info:,

IMPROV COMEDY: “The Eyes of Joanne,” presented by the The Portable Reality Show, is a full-length, fully improvised classic horror film-genre presentation. Curtain rises at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17 at the Jewel Box Theater, 225 NE Iverson. Tickets are available at Info: (360) 779-9688 or

‘THE PRODUCERS:’ After putting together another Broadway flop, beleaguered producer Max Bialystock teams up with timorous accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to stage the world’s worst show. “The Producers” will stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 9-25. A pay-what-you-can preview will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets are $24 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info:

‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS:’ Western Washington Center for the Arts presents the classic set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon through Oct. 11 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for kids and military at WWCA, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: or call (360) 769-SHOW.

‘THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH:’ Bremerton Community Theatre features the George Axelrod play about a man recently abandoned by his wife of seven years who finds libido and fights his conscience for it through Oct. 4. Curtains are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays at BCT, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Info: or call (360) 373-5152.

THE EDGE IMPROV: Will be back on the boards with its monthly yoga for the funny bone at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info:,


NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS: Family members and peers of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses) have the opportunity to attend monthly meetings sponsored by the Kitsap chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. A family support group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church at Winslow and Madison on Bainbridge, and another meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at St. Olaf’s, 18943 Caldart Ave. in Poulsbo. Peer groups meet at 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Helpline House, 282 Knechtel Way on Bainbridge and another meets at 1:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Hostmark Village Cove Apartments Community Center, 703 Hostmark in Poulsbo. Info: Jim (360) 779-4291, Ann (360) 697-2142.


SOLAR TOUR: This is the largest real life demonstration of solar powered and energy efficient homes and non-residential buildings in the county, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. There are more than 20 sites in this year’s tour, more than double from last year. These are spread across Kitsap County: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Kingston, Port Orchard and Poulsbo. The tours are self-guided. Tour kick-off is at Sakai Intermediate School, 9343 Sportsman Club Road NE, Bainbridge, at 10 a.m. Info:

FALL FAIR: A family friendly fall fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Rodstol Lane Farm located at 4154 Rodstol Lane, Southworth. Parking is $5 per vehicle; carpooling is encouraged. Co-op volunteers will also be present to talk with attendees about the benefits of becoming a co-op member-owner, and will be accepting membership applications. Info: (360) 813-1301 or

THE GREAT ZUCCHINI RACE: Sustainable Bainbridge is sponsoring The Great Zucchini Race at high noon Oct. 4, at Market Square in front of Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-2982 or

SUSTAINABLE FIRST MONDAY: The BI Energy Challenge, from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 5, at the Commons, 402 Brien Drive by Waterfront Park, Bainbridge, celebrates National Energy Awareness Month. Info:

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES: At the Bremerton Eagles, 205 6th St. Bremerton, from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 5. Open enrollment, $10. Info: (360) 377-7296.

TEA AND VINTAGE FASHION SHOW: The West Sound Wildlife Shelter is hosting two afternoon teas and vintage fashion shows: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 11 at McCormick Woods Golf Club, Port Orchard; and 3-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Wing Point Country Club, Bainbridge. Tickets are $30. Info: (206) 855-9057ext. 5.

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