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BREMERTON PUTS OUT CALL TO ARTISTS: The city of Bremerton's Arts Commission has proposed a series of seven metal sculptures along Pacific Avenue with a budget not to exceed $50,000. Artist submissions are due by 5 p.m., Dec. 31, apply by mailing 10 digital samples of work along with image list, resume, statement, proof of residency and three references to City of Bremerton Arts Commission, Attn: Pam Bykonen, clerk, 345 Sixth St., Ste. 600, Bremerton, WA 98337. More info at www.ci.bremerton.wa.us under Arts, Parks & Entertainment.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Second Annual CVG Show, open to Washington State Artists working in any 2D, 3D or photographic art media, $6,000 in awards. The deadline is Nov. 20. To enter via internet ($35) — go to (www.callforentry). To enter via US Mail ($50) —  go to www.collectivevisions.com, write Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337. Or call 360 337 8327 for a prospectus. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Is moving from Port Gamble to Kingston for its 50th anniversary event next summer. Volunteers are needed. Info: Call Evy at (360) 297-2828.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: The 15th Annual Bainbridge Island arts and history event, slated for Dec. 5-7, has openings left for artists in all media. Those interested in jurying for participation can contact Sharon at (206) 842-6883 or email sharonrs@aol.com. Info: www.christmasinthecountry.info.

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

A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A not-for-profit artist owned and run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: www.AisforArtistsGallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Kingston Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery, is expanding and looking for fine artists and art teachers to fill its planned classroom and gallery space. Info: Patty at (360) 297-2095 or e-mail pawsmac@mac.com.

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: www.verkstedgallery.com.

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Loretta Anderson at (360) 876-1415.

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Kingston Art Gallery invites local artists to join the co-op gallery. Information and applications at the gallery, corner of SR 104 and West Kingston Road, Kingston or online at www.kingstonartgallery.com.

ART LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Art League meets weekly, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. All artists welcome to join, bring project to work on.

AUDITIONS

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.

'RAINMAKER' AUDITIONS: Bremerton Community Theatre will be auditioning actors for "The Rainmaker" at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at the theatre, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton with director David Siskin. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org.

COMEDY

IMPROV IN KINGSTON: The Portable Reality Show, the Jewel Box Theatre's resident improv troupe, comes to the Kingston Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 for a special fundraiser show, benefiting an upcoming medical clinic outreach trip to Senegal. For more info, including ticket prices and availability, contact Crystal at (360) 990-8901. Info: www.myspace.com/improvrox.

HOLIDAYS ON THE EDGE: Bainbridge Performing Arts presents its third annual Holiday fundraiser featuring The EDGE Improv groupe at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Tickets, $25 per person, include the show, a dessert and champagne intermission and a chance to win a season pass to The EDGE. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

SLIP 45 COMEDY NIGHTS: Mike Jenhins is the featured comic tonight, Next week will feature Mario Lorenz. Both shows are 21+, $8 cover at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.myspace.com/slip45music.

COMEDIAN MIKE JENHINS: Is the next featured comic at Slip 45's comedy night, 8 p.m. tonight, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. He'll be followed by Mario Lorenz at the same time Nov. 26. Info: www.myspace.com/slip45music.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION: Enters its 29th year this year, with $15,000 prize money up for grabs. The touring comedy competition again makes its second-to-last stop at the Admiral Theatre at 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $25 on the floor, $20 in the balcony. Info: www.seattlecomedycompetition.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743. KIDS

‘ARTHUR’S WORLD’: An exclusive installation based on Marc Brown’s books and the PBS series “Arthur’s World” will be at KiDiMu, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. $5 admission, free for members or kids 12 months or younger. 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.

DANCE

LATIN DANCE NIGHT: Guest instructor Gene Magallanes will lead a salsa lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. preceding the next Fourth Saturday Dance Nov. 22 at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 youth. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

FALL TANGO DANCE: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents fall Tango Dance Classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter through Dec. 11 at Fairview Junior High School off Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Class time is 7-8:30 p.m., cost is $70/couple, $60 (senior rate, 65 and up). Info: Call CK Schools at (360) 662-1638 or Jerry at (360) 779-4686.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Will be held at 10:30 a.m. (on West Coast Swing) and 11:30 a.m. (on Argentine Tango) Nov. 20 at the Bremerton Elks on at Sixth and Washington Ave. in downtown Bremerton. An afternoon dance will follow. Pre-registration required. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and 30, at the facility of the Kitsap Square Dance Association, 6800 Old Belfair Highway in Gorst. Partners not required. Pre-registration recommended. Info: (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: 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.

'PARALLELS/PARALAX:' A tandem exhibit featuring sculptor Deanna Pindell and encaustic artist Susan Sweetwater, inspired by poetry, prayers for peace and other powerful imagery, will hang throughout the month at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES: Will feature an exhibit on flowers to offset the season's gray skies throughout November at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com.

THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Will feature artwork from Belfair artist Louise Cothary Nov. 5-21 at the gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

GLASS ARTIST JIM GREGORY: And painter Joanne Schoener Scott are the featured artists, through November, at the Kingston Art Gallery. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

JAK'S CAFE AND ESPRESSO: Will feature impressionist painter Judie Odell and her work in watercolor, acrylic, oil and collage throughout November and December at its shop, 19355 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. Info: Call (360) 394-5257.

HORIZONS: The Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery hosts an exhibit of its artists points of view on horizons, along with table-makers in "The Unexpected Table" through Dec. 2 at 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. An artists' reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

THE SIDNEY GALLERY: Features Belfair painter Louise Cothary through Nov. 21, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

LOCAL ARTIST CARRIE GOLLER: Is exhibiting her works throughout the month at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.carriegoller.com.

THE GALLERY AT GRACE HOSTS: “People I Know” oil and dry brush watercolor paintings by Ken Sullen throughout October at 8595 NE Day Road on Bainbridge. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Info: Call (206) 842-9997.

‘THE TREES’: Artist Steven Fogell and poet Bonnie J. Wallace collaborate in “The Trees” an exhibit of paintings and poetry hanging in the lobby gallery of the Bainbridge Performing Arts playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The exhibit will hang throughout the month of October.

NUTCRACKER

OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE GROUP: The Bainbridge/Poulsbo group presents an unexpected twist on the classic holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" with performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 6-7, with a special charity dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the North Kitsap Community Auditorium off of Hostmark St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $18, $32 for 2, $45 for 3 and so on, $12 general admission for the Thursday dress rehearsal. Info: Call (206) 842-1205 or e-mail info@bainbridgeballet.com.

HOLIDAY FAIRE

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA: The Galletta School of Dance Studio in Poulsbo Village will host a Christmas-gift fundraising fair, featuring products like Cookie Lee Jewelry and Pampered Chef from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the studio, to help raise funds for their spring production. Info: www.gallettadance.com or call (360) 779-1122.

STILLWATERS YULETIDE AUCTION: The annual Holiday party hosted by the Stillwaters Environmental Center will be from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Port Gamble Theater, across the street from the Port Gamble General store, featuring live music, food, drink, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 adv. Proceeds benefit the programs of Stillwaters. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: The 15th Annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, a holiday shopping extravaganza with locations throughout the island, will be Dec. 5-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The free, country-inspired driving tour begins at the South end of the Island at the Lynwood Commons and travels through a near-dozen different locations. Info: www.christmasinthecountry.info.

VALLEY NURSERY: Will host a Christmas Preview party, featuring coffee and cake and wreaths, workshops and more, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21-23 at the Nursery, 20882 Bond Road in Poulsbo. Info: www.valleynurseryinc.com or call (360) 779-3806. FESTIVAL

LITERARY

'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 November and December. Twenty percent of purchases will go to the education foundations. Also in support, local authors Debbie Macomber and Donna Vaquer will be in-store, signing copies of their respective books from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 22. Info: www.bethelavebook.com or call (360) 876-7500.

PROLIFIC ISLAND AUTHOR JIM WHITING: Presents "Five Things You Don't Know About Yo-Yo Ma — the story of the world's worst explorer and other adventures in writing biography" at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.jimwhiting.com or call the library at (206) 842-4162.

BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR LYNN BRUNELLE: Presents a dynamic, hands-on program for kids called "The Zoo's Shoes" in which readers help zoo animals tie the shoe slaces on their high-top sneakers at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

'THE MARCO POLO ODYSSEY:' Will be presented by Harry Rustein in the next edition of the Travelogue series, co-sponsored by The Traverler Bookstore at the Bainbridge, at 7:30 p.m. tonight at 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.

LIVING LIBRARY: Check out a new point of view by stopping by the library for a one-on-one conversation with a volunteer "living book" who is likely to have a lifestyle, occupation, culture or viewpoint different from your own. "Book" titles include a Muslim, U.S. Marine veteran, a young gay male, a practitioner of voluntary simplicity, former FBI agent, an anti-violence activist and an atheist. Part of One Book, One Community. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.

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

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

Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly

Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly

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

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

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

Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly

Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.

ADULT WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Has openings for interested writers. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3431 Lowell St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: E-mail blsacre@juno.com or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.

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

MUSIC

WINTERLAND PRESENTS: KW Miller and Jack Parker of the Rocky Point All Stars, acoustic at 9:30 p.m. following Thaco Thursday Nov. 20, followed by Steel Tigers of Death with Artimus Maximus, God Made Me the Raven and more at the same time Nov. 21 and Jellyneck with Juda's Wake and Reverse at the same time Nov. 22. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Steel Tigers and Jellyneck at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call (360) 479-5686.

THE MANETTE FEATURES: Alan Davis acoustic at 8 p.m. tonight, followed by William Thomas Anderson acoustic at 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Both free shows. Then for the weekend, Seattle band Tsavo will jam with guests at 9 p.m. Nov. 21 followed by Madrid accompanied by a "white party" with white candles, white drinks and white dress in the Sidebar starting at the same time Nov. 22. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Tsavo and Madrid at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 297-0801.

THE CHARLESTON HOSTS: Portland-based Mexican folk rock band Caguama at 7 p.m. Nov. 20, followed by Knock Me Down with Minor Imperfection, Legends on Heroin, Underride, Omega Moo and more at the same time Nov. 21 and No Make with Fatal Frequency, Redemption City and Courage for a Lion at the same time Nov. 22. Nov. 25 will be an open mic night. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY FEATURE: The Exinct with Kamikazi Sex Pilots and The Gypsies at 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Next week, 3D Witch Hunt shares the stage with Courage for a Lion, Talk Johnny, Chyeah! Chyeah! and Amsterjam at 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the AFU, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

SLIP 45 HOSTS: Casino-circuit R&B, dance band New Jack City at 9 p.m. Nov. 21, followed by DJ Abel all night Nov. 22. Next week, all-female AC/DC tribute Hell's Belles jams at 9 p.m. Nov. 28. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for New Jack, no cover for Abel and $12 adv/$15 dos tickets for Hells Belles at Slip 45, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.myspace.com/slip45music.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Cindy Minkler presents native flute and piano at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, followed by Carrie Clark who just returned from a European tour for her CD "Seems So Civilized" at the same time Nov. 22. Sunday, Nov. 23, 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.

THE GLOBAL BEAN HOSTS: Bainbridge gypsy jazz band Ranger and the Rearrangers at 8 p.m. Nov. 21, followed by solo bassist Kimberly Lynn at the same time Nov. 22. Both 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.

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.

CVG CONCERTS IN THE GALLERY: Presents Jamie Sieber, an eclectic and electric cellist, vocalist and composer at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Tickets are $14 in advance, $17 at the door. Info: www.collectivevisions.com

PETER SPENCER CD RELEASE: The renowned Island blues guitarist, Peter Spencer, hosts a CD release for an album called "From the Island" which evolved from a seires of informal sessions with he and pianist Dave Bristow at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road in Bainbridge. Info: www.peterspencer.com or call the IMG at (206) 780-6911.

MOZART'S 'THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO:' Will be presented by Kitsap Opera in its first-ever collaboration with the Bremerton Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and again at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center at Bremerton High School, 1500 13th St. in Bremerton. Tickets are $30 general, $12 for youth. Info: www.bremertonsymphony.org, www.kitsapopera.com or call (360) 373-1722 for tickets.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazz sax and flute master Mark Lewis will be performing every Thursday with a different guest artist each week from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 Fourth St. in Bremerton. On Nov. 13 he'll play with Rick White on bass, Nov. 20 with TJ Clement on piano and Nov. 26 with Bud Schultz on piano and Cap DeMiero on bass. All ages, no cover. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call Rhonda at (360) 692-2540.

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.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close every Tuesday and Thursday for both songs and spoken word. Info: www.bellalunapizza.com or call (360) 598-5398.

THE JAZZ HOUSE: Located at 322 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides live jazz from a house band starting around 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Info: Call (360) 373-2006.

THE KITSAP CHORDSMEN: A local barbershop chorus meets and sings weekly from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. New singers and visitors welcome. Info: (360) 337-7464.

THE TREEHOUSE LOUNGE: Located above the Magnolia Cafe on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo hosts an open mic session at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 21+. Info: (360) 697-1447.

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 msellman@att.com

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 c_capers@yahoo.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: c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S NEWEST MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: 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.

KITSAP JAZZ SOCIETY: A group of Kitsap citizens have begun the formation of the Kitsap Jazz Society with aspirations of preserving and promoting jazz throughout the county. For more information, call (360) 731-1609.

TREEHOUSE OPEN MIC: John Becker hosts open mic 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Treehouse Bar, 18830 Front St., Poulsbo. No minors.

BELLA LUNA OPEN MIC: Gary "Smokestack" Shaw hosts open mic 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bella Luna Pizzeria, Suquamish. Tugboat Bromberg hosts same time Thursdays.

COMMUNITY SINGERS: Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the Community Singers. No experience necessary, well-known songs. Group performs at long-term care facilities and others as requested. Info: (206) 842-9790.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Dixieland jazz first Tuesday 5 p.m. monthly; various artists seven nights a week, 5 p.m.; Trumpet by Yvonne, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

KITSAP SALMON TOURS: Celebrating the return of salmon to Kitsap County streams, biologists will be presenting salmon information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at three different locations — Fish Park in Poulsbo, Chico Creek at Golf Club Hill Road in Central Kitsap and Jarstadt Park in Bremerton. Free and open to all ages. Go to www.wsg.washington.edu and click Salmon Viewing for directions or call (360) 377-5777 for more info.

GUILLEMOT COVE WALK: Kitsap naturalist Jim Trainer will lead the next/final Great Peninsula Conservancy nature walk of 2008, at 9 a.m. Dec. 6 at Guillemot Cove on the Hood Canal in Seabeck. The cove is home to old growth trees, a salmon-bearing stream and a breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains. The walk is approximately three miles roundtrip. Limited to 25 participants. Non-members welcome. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org or call (360) 373-3500 to reserve at spot.

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.

OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Lisa Younger at lyounger@tnc.org, (206) 343-4345 ext. 331.

WILDLIFE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island seeking volunteers for variety of duties ranging from hands-on work with wildlife to office work. Information (206) 780-8508 or 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

FILM

THE NEXT CLASSICS NIGHT: At the Lynwood Theater will feature the quintessential Woody Allen, 1977's "Annie Hall" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $7.50. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

'TWILIGHT:' The movie based on author Stephanie Meyer's bestselling series will be released early in Kitsap at 11 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Olympic Cinemas, 1520 NE Riddell Road in Bremerton and the Bainbridge Cinemas, 403 N. Madison Ave. in Bainbridge for a fundraising midnight screening to benefit the KRL. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include a small popcorn, a small drink and eligibility for raffle prizes. Info: Call Susan at KRL (360) 405-9133.

THEATER

THE SALVATION OF IGGY SCROOGE: CSTOCK presents a modern rock version of the Dickens classic "Scrooge," starting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. The show will run through Dec. 21 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays at CSTOCK, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Info: www.cstock.org.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE: For the Ovation! Musical Theater's holiday production of "Oliver!," the beloved family musical. Performances are slated from 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays Dec. 5-21 at the Bainbridge High School Theatre, 9330 NW High School Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for youth, $18 for seniors and students, $22 for adults. Info: www.ovationmtb.com.

'THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER:' Western Washington Center for the Arts dons the Holiday Season with the most inventively awful kids in the history of the world cast in the church Christmas pageant, starting with opening night festivities featuring complimentary wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m, followed by the show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. The show will run through December with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-7469.

PLAID TIDINGS: A holiday sequel to the hit "Forever Plaid" will be playing at the Jewel Box, directed by Gwen Adams, through Dec. 6 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Nov. 16, 23 and Dec. 7. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.

'BLITHE SPIRIT:' Bremerton Community Theatre presents the 1940s-era Noel Coward piece through Nov. 23 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7 youth. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.com, or call (360) 373-5152.

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

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 rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

AUXILIARY BAZAAR: The Annual Auxiliary Bazaar at North Kitsap Eagles No. 3586, 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. More than 30 crafters will be there. There also will be a bake sale. A soup and sandwich lunch will be available. Info: (360) 471-4516 or (360) 779-7272.

ARRIVING FROM FRANCE: The One Ten Lounge features the arrival of French winemaker Georges Dubceuf's latest Beaujolais Nouveau for a "Worldwide Toast" at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the lounge, 110 Harrison Ave. in Port Orchard. The wine will be accompanied by appetizers, raffles and a wine lesson from the Columbia Distributors. No reservations necessary. Info: www.myspace.com/110lounge or call (360) 895-3079.

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.

BPAA PLANETARIUM SHOW: This month, the Battle Point Astronomers point their scopes to "The Best of the Southern Hemisphere" at a planetarium show at star party, starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at Ritchie Observatory in Battle Point Park on Bainbridge. The BPAA planetarium will give northwest star-gazers a look into the treasures of the Earth's southern sky. Then at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, BPAA will host a talk by Dr. S. George Djorgovski on "Exploring Space in Cyberspace." Both events are free. Info: www.bpastro.org or call (206) 842-9152.

KITSAP WINE SOCIETY: Will be hosting a cellar drive, asking folks to bring out their special bottles of wine to share with other wine lovers who will be uncorking a special bottle as well from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 6 at Ambrosia Catering, off of Wheaton Way in Bremerton. Volunteers needed, email Mary at ggrape@yahoo.com to help. Info: www.kitsapwines.org.

WINTER FARMERS MARKET: The winter-edition of the Bainbridge Island Farmers' Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 22 through Dec. 20 at Eagle Harbor Church at the corner of Madison Ave. and Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.

PARADIGM SHIFTERS: A local group associated with the Institute of Noetic Sciences will have an evening discussion of the umbrella theme "evolving conciousness" 7-9 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Virginia Villa Apartments, 200 High School Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.paradigm-shifters.net or call (206) 780-9417.

CULINARY SKILLS AT THE LIBRARY: Kitsap Regional Librarians show how the library can help enhance your culinary skills at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Sylvan Way Library in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org.

MONICA'S FINAL WINE EXPERIENCE: For the year is slated for Nov. 20 with two seatings, one at 4 p.m. and another at 5:30 p.m., with Italian wines for the holidays featuring Tom Kelly of Small Vineyards Importers at Monica's, 3472 Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. $19.95 per person. Reservations required. Info: (360) 698-2991, www.waterfrontbakery.com.

B.I. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Hosts a discussion titled "Computer programs for the Genealogist" with presenter Claire Smith from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4162. FAMILY HARVEST CELEBRATION: An all ages Play Party with dance and song frivolity geared to young children and their families will be from 5-6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 kids under 10, $20 for families.

CULINARY SKILLS AT THE LIBRARY: Kitsap Regional Librarians show how the library can help enhance your culinary skills at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Sylvan Way Library in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org.

MONICA'S FINAL WINE EXPERIENCE: For the year is slated for Nov. 20 with two seatings, one at 4 p.m. and another at 5:30 p.m., with Italian wines for the holidays featuring Tom Kelly of Small Vineyards Importers at Monica's, 3472 Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. $19.95 per person. Reservations required. Info: (360) 698-2991, www.waterfrontbakery.com.

B.I. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Hosts a discussion titled "Computer programs for the Genealogist" with presenter Claire Smith from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4162.

EAT LOCAL FOR THANKSGIVING: The Poulsbo Farmers Market will be holding an "Eat Local for Thanksgiving and Holiday Market" from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 22 in the lower level of the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

‘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 their second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the fall. 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.

CHESS PLAYERS: The Kitsap Regional Library in downtown Bremerton hosts games with resident players from the Kitsap County Chess Club from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 377-3955.

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.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHESS GAMES: Are held from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club. Info: (360) 377-3955.

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.

KITSAP FRISBEE LEAGUE: Kitsap’s inaugural Ultimate Frisbee League’s registration is on open. Details and registration information is posted at www.discnw.org under the link “Kitsap Hat League.”

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For location call: (360) 271-5336.

ADOPTION GROUP: Kitsap Adoption Group hosts Adoption Chat, 9 a.m. fourth Saturday monthly, Silverdale Fire Station on Silverdale Way. information (360) 697-6910 or www.kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

WISH MEETS: Support group for families waiting to adopt, Waiting Is So Hard, meets 7 p.m. second Thursday monthly at Joe and Gayle Kohler home. Information (360) 662-0630 or www. kitsapadoptiongroup.com.

GAME NIGHT: Tuesday game nights 5-9 p.m. at The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Variety of board games, $2 minimum snack or beverage purchase.

KITSAP GEM AND MINERAL: Meets 7:30 p.m. second Friday monthly, Chico Alliance Church, Bremerton.

TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at Toastmasters meetings. Everyone welcome. Information Port Orchard, (360) 895-8519, Silverdale (360) 830-5834 or Poulsbo, (360) 297-2845.

SIGN LANGUAGE GROUP: Members of the deaf community, interpreters and sign students interested in gathering on an informal basis on Bainbridge or elsewhere. Information (206) 855-8027.

SINGLES CLUB: The Bremerton B&P Singles Club invites all adult singles to join them at activities, dances and socials each month. Information (360) 373-4675 or (360) 479-0317.

NK EAGLES: North Kitsap Eagles #3586 at 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo has the following events: Dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $6.00; Bingo every Sunday. Early Birds are at 12:30 p.m. with the Regular Session starting at 1:00 p.m. Information (360) 779-7272.

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