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ARTS & CRAFTS

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL STRINGS: Phillip Boulding presents beginning and intermediate celtic harp classes this fall, starting Oct. 20 at Boulding’s studio in Ollala. Info: www.magicalstrings.com or call (253) 857-3716.

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in room 106 of the art building at Olympic College Bremerton. It will be a regular projection night for slides and digital images under the topic of humor. Info: www.f67cameraclub.org or call (360) 275-3019.

KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS: Will have an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Kingston Fire Station. “Important changes are in the air,” they say. Info: Call Evy at (360) 271-8236. a

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: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.

AUDITIONS

THE KINGSTON THEATER: Is casting for its annual holiday production of “A Christmas Carol,” which will run Dec. 5-20 at the newly renovated Theater Barn across from Wolfle Elementary in Kingston. Any level of experience. Info: Call (360) 930-0066, kingstonrepertory@hotmail.com.

COMEDY

BPA PRESENTS THE EDGE: The Bainbridge Performing Arts resident improv troupe The Edge will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, military and teachers. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

KIDS

GHOULSBO: A kids day in downtown Poulsbo will include costumes, Halloween booths, pumpkin decorating, mask making, spooky story time and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11. A fundraiser for the Marine Science Center. Info: (360) 697-3366.

‘ARTHUR’S WORLD’: An exclusive installation based on Marc Brown’s books and the PBS series “Arthur’s World” is up 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.

DANCE

EAST COAST SWING: An East Coast Swing Workshop will begin the next Island Second Saturday Dance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. The workshop will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m., followed by a DJ’d dance. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

BALLROOM DANCE AT THE BREMERTON ELKS: Classes in West Coast Swing and Rumba will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively on Thursdays in October at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. An afternoon dance will follow the classes. Pre-registration recommended. Info: (360) 877-5181.

GALLERIES &

EXHIBITIONS

TRADITIONAL SEASCAPE ARTIST ROY CARR: Will display his work through the month of October, at Custom Picture Framing, 839 Bay St. in Port Orchard. A reception for the artist will be from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 3. Info: Call Mallory at (360) 876-1031.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY: Features four artists new to the co-op during the month of October in its upstairs showroom, in addition to “Inner Thoughts” the art of Barbara J. Mills and Janthina DuSavage in the basement gallery. Both shows will hang through Nov. 1 at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. A reception for the artists is slated for 5-9 p.m. Oct. 3. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

PRINTMAKERS INVITATIONAL: The Roby King Gallery hosts its annual printmaking exhibition featuring woodcuts, linocuts, monotypes and more from a variety of artists throughout October at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. A reception for the artists is slated for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

THREE BY THREE: Three new works by three local fine wood furniture and sculpture artists — Robert Spangler, Howard Todd and Cecil Ross — will be featured throughout October at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. A reception for the artists is slated for 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.

WORD: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts artists explore what happens when the meaning of words and how they look overlap in its show “Word,” up throughout October at 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. A reception for the artists is slated for 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.

‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS:’ Carrying on the tradition of the now defunct West Side Burrito Connection and Metropolis galleries, the Artists for Freedom and Unity presents the ninth annual Day of the Dead grisly group art show beginning with a party at 5 p.m. Oct. 3. The show will hang through the end of October at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS SHOW: An exhibit featuring artists from the South Kitsap Artists Association will hang from Oct. 8-30 at the Sidney Musuem and Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. An artists’ reception is slated for 1-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

CHECKERS ESPRESSO AND GALLERY: Features “A Tribute to Baseball,” a collection of memorabilia from Wally Heffner, featuring the American, National and Pacific Leagues, the 1955 and 56 World Series, the Negro Leagues and more history from the game in the Pacific Northwest. The show will hang through the month of October at Checkers, 18881 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: Call Jim at (360) 697-2559.

FROM THE ORINOCO TO THE AMAZON: Join Collective Visions photographer Kit Taylor for a slide-show from his recent two-month trip to the Amazon at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Free. Info: (360) 377-8327.

LITERARY

KRL FICTION EXPERT MARTHA BAYLEY: Speaks about great works of fiction in “What Makes a Book a ‘Classic?’” at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Bainbridge branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Then, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Port Orchard Branch, 87 Sidney Ave., Bayley will talk about the classics over a selection of international cheeses directly followed by a screening of the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Orchard Theatre at reduced price. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162 for Bainbridge, (360) 876-2224 for Port Orchard.

‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ ON SCREEN: The Lynwood Theatre and the Bainbridge library will host a free film showing of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-4162.

HARPER LEE’S SOUTH: Bainbridge Islanders will discuss their experience as Southerners in the 1940s, 50s and 60s in “Cotton, Southern Comfort and Jim Crow: The Culture of Harper Lee’s South” at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org, or call (206) 842-4162.

‘THIS IS WHO I AM:’ A stunning collection of portraits of 54 women from all over the country, ages 19-95, in the nude, focusing on “Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes” will be presented with a slideshow by author Rosanne Olson at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.rosanneolson.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

POETS AT THE POULSBOHEMIAN: Janet Norman Knox, Martha Silano and Nan Wooldridge will be featured at the Poulsbohemian’s armchair poetry night at 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. An open mic will follow the featured readers. Info: Call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

‘BREAKFAST AT SALLY’S:’ Eagle Harbor Book Company presents author Richard LeMieux reading from his book “Breakfast at Sally’s” an astonishingly frank memoir about one man’s resilience in the face of economic disaster at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

DR. STEPHEN CURTIS PRESENTS: His book “Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior” at 6 p.m., Oct. 2 at Bethel Ave. Books in Port Orchard, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Liberty Bay Books in downtown Poulsbo and Oct. 14 at Barnes and Noble in Silverdale. Free. Info: www.lifespanpress.blogspot.com or call Liberty Bay at (360) 779-5909.

BAINBRIDGE TRAVELOGUE SERIES PRESENTS: “Walking the Gobi” with Helen Thayer at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. Info: Call (206) 842-4162.

TEA WITH DEBBIE MACOMBER: Liberty Bay Books presents an afternoon with the Port Orchard-based author and her new book “Knit Together” at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Inn at Port Ludlow as part of the Women’s National Book Association book club month. Cost is $12. Info: (360) 779-5909.

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the library will be hosting a book sale from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.

NORTH KITSAP BOOK SALE: North Kitsap Friends of the Library are hosting a used book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Lincoln Ave. in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-2915.

MUSIC

THE CHARLESTON PRESENTS: Mos Generator with Sower of Dischord, Madmartigan, Amsterjam and the Pete Moss Band at 7 p.m. Oct. 3. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Free open mic night at 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue. 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

THE CHARLESTON PRESENTS: Mos Generator with Sower of Dischord, Madmartigan, Amsterjam and the Pete Moss Band at 7 p.m. Oct. 3. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. There will be a free admission open mic night at 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

WINTERLAND HOSTS: Steelscape with Torture Box and I Borjan at 9 p.m. Oct. 3, followed by All the Hellbound with Krome, Arsenal Way and Shades of Sanity at the same time Oct. 4. Both shows are 21+ with a $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks or call the bar at (360) 479-5686.

THE GLOBAL BEAN FEATURES: A bluegrass jam session at 7 p.m. tonight, followed by the Verde String Quartet at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and bassist Kimberley Lynn at 8 p.mm. Oct. 3. 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 or call (360) 692-9582.

TIZLEYS EUROPUB HOSTS: The Mojo Blues band at 8 p.m. Oct. 3, followed by Portland stringer, crowd favorite Colin Spring at the same time Oct. 4. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizley’s on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub or call (360) 394-0080.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Ben Gilmer, an Appalachia/Americana songwriter from Virginia will play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, followed by instrumental guitar stylings from Michael Mucklow at the same time Oct. 4. Sunday, Oct. 5, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Jazz sax and flute master Mark Lewis performs every Thursday with a different guest at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 Fourth St. in Bremerton. This week his guest will be Ted Enderle on bass, followed by Ray Ohls on piano Oct. 9, Norm Bellas on piano Oct. 16, Bub Pratt on guitar Oct. 23 and Overton Berry on piano Oct. 30. Shows are all ages, no cover from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call El Coral at (360) 479-2239.

ZEITGEIST CONCERT SERIES RETURNS: featuring Wildildlife, Mammatus, Emeralds, Puma Run and Wizard Wagon at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.myspace.com/zeitgeistconcertseries, www.islandmusic.org, or call (206) 780-6911.

THE WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: Will perform following an acoustic open mic at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Seabold Second Saturdays at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Play or pay $5, kids free. Info: www.thewhateverlybrothers.com or call Larry at (206) 842-5099.

NEUTRALBOY: Will be throwing down an all ages show with Murderland and Android Hero at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Artists For Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity.

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED JAZZ DUO: David Friesen and Uwe Kropinski will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Collective Visions Gallery concert series, 331 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. Info: www.davidfriesen.net, www.kropinski.com or call the CVG at (360) 377-8327.

THE EAGLE HARBOR JAZZ CLUB: A seven-piece local jazz band will be giving a toe-tapping concert of jazz blues and standards at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge Island. Tickets are $10 and benefit the IMG. Info: www.islandmusic.org or call the IMG at (260) 780-6911.

FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE COMMONS: Presents classical guitarist Michael Partington in concert with the Kairos String Quartet at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Bainbridge Commons near waterfront park, 402 Brien Dr. in Bainbridge. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

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.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazzman is performing with a slue of different Northwest jazz musicians from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the month at the El Coral Mexican restaurant in Bremerton. Info: www.marklewismusic.com or call (360) 692-2540.

BELLA LUNA PIZZERIA: Located on the slab in Suquamish hosts an open mic from 6:30 p.m. to close ever 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 AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS: Guest speaker Idie Ulsh and her program “Winged Architects: Fascinating World of Bird Nests,” from eagles to hummingbirds, at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the meeting room of the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or call (360) 692-8180.

DRAGONFLY FARMS NURSERY: Located at 34881 Hansville Road in Kingston hosts a farmers market featuring local artisans from 12-4 p.m. every Friday. Info: www.dragonflyfarmsnursery.com or call (360) 638-1292.

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

‘NICK AND NORA’: The Poulsbo Regal Cinemas will be hosting a midnight showing of “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” at midnight Oct. 2, before the film opens nationwide Oct. 3. Info: Call (360) 697-5642

THE ORCHARD THEATER PRESENTS: “Elegy” and “Bottle Shock” this week, Oct. 3-9, with special showings of “Transsiberian” and a special feature of “To Kill a Mockingbird” with the KRL at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 only. For show times and ticket information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.

THE LYNWOOD THEATER: Will be showing “Elegy” with Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz and Dennis Hopper this week in addition to a special free showing of “To Kill a Mockingbird” in association with KRL at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

‘PLANET EARTH’: The Kitsap Branch of the Mountaineers will be screening the movie “Planet Earth” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 during its general meeting at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. in downtown Bremerton. Info: www.kitsapcabin.org.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘The Oxford Murders’ a 2008 thriller starring Elijah Wood, John Hurt and Leonor Watling as part of its Independent Film Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE PRESENTS: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller “The Birds” as part of its Classic Film Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 17, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Cost is $7. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.

THEATER

‘INHERIT THE WIND’: Island Theatre presents a staged reading of the 1955 American Classic, touring the county’s library branches Oct. 2 in Silverdale, Oct. 3 in Bainbridge, Oct. 4 in Mancester, Oct. 10 in Port Orchard, Oct. 11 in Kingston, Oct. 12 in Poulsbo, Oct. 17 in Bremerton, Oct. 18 in Little Boston, Oct. 19 on Sylvan Way and Oct. 28 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. By donation. Info: www.islandtheatre.org, www.krl.org or call (360) 405-9100.

‘ELEKTRA’ THE OPERA: Kitsap Regional Library hosts an opera preview of Sophocles’ ancient tragedy “Elektra” by R. Strauss at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Heninger Meeting Room of the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Free. Info: (360) 405-9100.

ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS: A staged reading of “As Bees in Honey Drown” by Douglas Carter Beane at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. By donation. Info: www.islandtheatre.org or call (206) 842-4162.

CSTOCK PRESENTS: It’s 23rd season debut with ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ a country-flavored musical directed by Gwen Adams, Meredith Ellringer and Christine Usher at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. It will play through Oct. 12 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Ticket prices have changed to $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military, $10 for kids under 11. Info: www.cstock.org.

WESTERN WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: premiered its new season with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” Sept. 26. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-7469.

THE CHANGING SCENE THEATRE: Presents Morning Fables, featuring dramatic readings of classic fables, stories and tales from Aesop, Grimm and others at 10 a.m. every Saturday beginning Sept. 2 at the CST playhouse, 5889 State Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Tickets are $3, kids under 2 free. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL: Registration for fall classes for grades one through nine is currently under way. Classes begin in mid-September. Interested parties may review classes and download registration forms online at http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/TheatreSchool.html. Info: Call (206) 842.8578 to learn more and register today.

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.

MONICA’S WINE TASTING: Monica’s Waterfront Bakery in Old Town Silverdale will be hosting a wine tasting including 5 wines and paried foods from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 3 at their place off of Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Cost is $19.95 per person, reservations required. Info: Call (360) 698-2991, email info@waterfrontbakery.com.

PORT GAMBLE GHOST WALKS: Are slated throughout the month of October, exploring Port Gamble by flashlight, searching for ghosts throughout a town with a history of supernatural activity. Tours are slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 15, 25 and 31. Reservation required, $10 per person. Info: (360) 297-8074 or go to www.portgamble.com and select “Events.”

‘GREEN OCTOBER’: Sustainable Bainbridge presents a bevy of events for the month of October, kicking off with Sustainability Initiatives in Action: The Best of Puget Sound, a presentation of best practices at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in Waterfront Park, followed by What Bainbridge Can Learn from Seattle’s Green City Initiatives at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.

HOME AND REMODEL EXPO: The Home Builders Association of Kitsap County hosts its annual Home and Remodel Expo Oct. 10-12 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Info: www.kitsaphba.com or call (360) 479-5778.

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNEY: A $25 buy-in Texas Hold ‘Em tournament raising funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma research will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the American Legion Hall, 27580 Breidablik Lane in Poulsbo. There will also be a raffle, silent auction and food and refreshments. Info: Call Ellen at (360) 697-5724.

A SCAVENGER HUNT FOR WINES: The Kitsap Wine Society will challenge attendees to find a wine from a particular grape from the equator region to bring, share and discuss with the group at its next event 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Ambrosia Catering in East Bremerton. Cost is $15 plus wine for members, $20 plus for non-members. Info: www.kitsapwines.org or call (360) 698-0522.

‘BOOK YOUR PASSAGE’: The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation hosts its annual gala dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside. Tickets are $50. Info: Call (360) 405-9127.

96th ANNUAL LUTEFISK DINNER: All you can eat lutefisk processed in the conventional Norwegian manner along with meatballs, potatoes, lefse and more will be from 11:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Christian Center next to the iconic church overlooking Poulsbo on Fourth St. Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, children under 5 free.

SECOND ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER: A major fundraiser for the Poulsbo Farmers Market will be Oct. 19 at MorMor Bistro and Bar in downtown Poulsbo, featuring locally grown produce and products, silent and live auctions and more. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 649-0274.

‘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 December 31. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.

‘CRUISIN’ THE 60s’: The Kitsap County Historical Society’s fourth annual Step Back in Time gala features dinner, dancing, entertainment, vintage attire and era disc jockeys Pat O’Day and Ron Rogerson, Oct. 5 at the Admiral Theater, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $90, reservation deadline is Sept. 24. Info: (360) 479-6226, www.kitsaphistory.org.

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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