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KITSAP CELTIC DUO: Rick May and Gil Yslas will be present a concert of traditional Celtic tunes with special guest David Denz at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15. Info: www.islandmusic.org.
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 Bub Pratt on guitar, followed by 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.
IJAZZ 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.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
THE GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Hosts a 3-4-mile hike with biologist Stephanie Bailey through the Green Mountain Beaver Pond wetland complex at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 2. Limited to 15 participants. Non-GPC members welcome, but membership encouraged. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org or call (360) 373-3500.
FREE HERB SEMINAR: Laura Pittman-Hewitt will be giving a craft demonstration and sharing favorite recipes for herb-based vinegars and oils and more from noon to 3 p.m. today as the Master Gardeners present Herb-Fest at the Kitsap Fairgrounds Eagles Nest. Info: Call Debra Ady (253) 857-9094 or e-mail email@example.com.
CROSS SOUND GARDEN CLUBS: Will he hosting a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Central Kitsap Community Hall, 10020 Central Valley Road. Perennials, herbs, grasses, shrubs and more. Info: Call Marie at (360) 275-5763.
THE GREAT PENINSULA CONSERVANCY: Will host a Gorst Creek Nature Walk with local naturalist and tree expert Jim Trainer at 9 a.m. Oct. 18, followed by a leisurely walk along the northern stretches of the Clear Creek Trail at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Reservations are required, call the GPC office at (360) 373-3500. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.
DRAGONFLY FARMS NURSERY: Located at 34881 Hansville Road in Kingston hosts a farmers market featuring local artisans from noon to 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. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.
'THE NUTCRACKER:' Olympic Performance Group will be hosting a family screening of their 2007 production of "The Nutcracker" at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Bainbridge Cinema. OPG directors/choreographers Anna James Percival and Sara Cramer will be hosting. Tickets are $5. Info: (206) 842-1205 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.olympicperformancegroup.org.
THE ORCHARD THEATER PRESENTS: "Religulous" along with "Choke," "Fireproof" this week Oct. 24-30, along with a Weekend Weird showing of "The Exorcist (1973)" at 9:15 p.m. onlin Oct. 24-26 at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com.
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE FEATURES: Just one film this week as "Battle in Seattle" filmmaker Stuart Townsend's piece on the 1999 WTO riots comes to Bainbridge Oct. 24-30, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com.
KITSAP OPERA PREVIEW: The Kitsap Regional Library hosts an opera preview of "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart, a comedy of manners, at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Herringer Meeting Room at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way in East Bremerton. The actual performances will be Nov. 21 and 23 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center. Info: Call (360) 405-9100.
THE EDGE IMPROV: The Bainbridge Performing Arts residence improv troupe will be tickling funny bones again at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at the BPA Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.theedgeimprov.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
BPA THEATRE SCHOOL PRESENTS: 'Broadway Musical Adventures" a celebration of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time at 5 p.m. Nov. 5, followed by "Saving Juliet" at 7 p.m. Nov. 6-7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Admission for "Musical Adventures" is free, $10 for "Saving Juliet." Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, (206) 842-8569.
‘THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA:’ The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest will present “The Complete History of America Abridged,” a wacky comedy just in time for elections, directed by Darren Hembd Oct. 30-Nov. 15. All performances will be at the Panda Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way in Bremerton, $25 for the show and a meal. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.
SUSTAINABLE BAINBRIDGE HOSTS: A panel of experts discussing how to achieve a smaller carbon footprint and more sustainable options for the City of Bainbridge Island at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Dr. near Waterfront Park. Free. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.
'WHAT KITSAP COLLECTS:' The Kitsap County Historical Society presents a new exhibit called "What Kitsap Collects: A Unique Perspective," opening Nov. 7 with a reception from 6:30-8 p.m. at the musuem, 280 Fourth St. in Bremerton. Free. Info: www.kitsaphistory.org
LYME DISEASE: An overview and informative talk by Susan L. Marra, MS, ND, will be from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 370 Brien Drive on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4215.
A TOUR OF THE GALAXIES: The Battle Point Astronomical Society will present a free planetarium show examining new discoveries about our own gallery and investigating our nearest neighbors at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Ritchie Observatory in Battle Point Park on Bainbridge. Info: www.bpastro.org or call (206) 842-9152.
WHISKEYS OF THE WORLD: The One Ten Lounge in Port Orchard will feature five scotch and bourbon whiskeys with drink ideas, food pairing ideas and an educational session from Ari Shapiro from the Masters of Whiskeys at 5 p.m. tonight, 110 Harrison Ave., Port Orchard. Tickets are $25. Info: www.onetenlounge.com or call (360) 895-3079.
BARKITECTURE PRESENTS: Feline furniture and custom-designed dog houses at the annual Barkitecture Gala Dinner Auction held by PAWS of Bainbridge Oct. 25 at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Tickets are $95. Info: www.pawsbainbridge.org.
ANNUAL WILD MUSHROOM SHOW: The Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society will present an evening of natural wonder, featuring hundreds of mushrooms on display, mushroom tasting, grow kits, books and more from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Free, donations accepted. Info: www.kitsapmushrooms.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.
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. today, Oct. 25 and 31. Reservation required, $10 per person. Info: (360) 297-8074 or go to www.portgamble.com and select “Events.”
‘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.
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.