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ARTS & CRAFTS

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in room 106 of the art building at Olympic College Bremerton for a normal print night, focused on still-lifes. Visitors welcome. Info: www.f67cameraclub.org or call Jerry at (360) 275-3019.

A NEW CHORAL EXPERIENCE: Longtime Port Orchard resident Donald Dilley will be directing a new Kitsap Community Chorale beginning with informational meetings at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 24 at the choir room of South Kitsap High School, 425 Mitchell Ave. in Port Orchard. The chorale sees itself as a group giving presentations of a many styles of chorale literature from traditional to classical to show tunes, jazz, pop and world music. Rehearsals will be Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning the first Sunday in February. Open to adults and students by audition. Info: www.kitsapcommunitychorale.org, or call Don at (360) 908-9916.

KAG WINTER SPECIAL: January through March there will be no buy-in requirement and no six month contract to join the Kingston Art Gallery, and consignments will also be considered. For more information, call the jury chairperson at (360) 697-4275 or e-mail marynola@msn.com. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

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.

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.

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS FOR ‘ART:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will be hosting auditions for their upcoming production of “Art” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Run dates are slated from April 9-19, rehearsals February through April. Prepare a two-minute comedy or dramatic monologue and bring a current headshot. Contact Dierdre McCollom at (206) 714-5766 or dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule an audition. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

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.

DANCE

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND CONTRA DANCE: The first of the new year will feature the Celtic contra group Red Crow, led by fiddler Sue Burke, along with caller Joe Michaels, beginning with a 7:30 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. dance Jan. 17 at the Island Center Community Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. All ages, tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids. Info: Call Jane at (360) 697-6192 or Mickey at (206) 842-7904.

LATIN NIGHT: Guest instructor Gene Magallanes will lead a night of Latin dance with Sheila from Educated Feet, starting with a workshop at 7:30 p.m., followed by a DJ’d dance from 8:15-10:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. All ages, $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or e-mail sheila@educatedfeet.net.

THE URVASI DANCE COMPANY: Bainbridge Performing Arts and the Bainbridge Island Arts Education Community Consortium welcome back Odissi Classical Dance of India as the Urvasi Dance Company performs at 10:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. tonight at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. All ages, tickets are $6. Info: Call Bonnie at (206) 842-7910 or email BonnieShowers@msn.com.

OLD TIME COUNTRY DANCE: Social benefits for Bainbridge Island Madrona School and the Kitsap Community Agricultural Alliance will feature Sasson, traditional and original Klezmer music from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 8 and Seattle old time string band The Tall Boys from 1-4 p.m. March 8. All dances are all ages, refreshments available, donations accepted at the Bainbridge Grange Hall, 10340 N Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: Call Jeff at (206) 972-5608 or e-mail jw@parfittway.com.

BALLROOM DANCE AT THE BREMERTON ELKS: Ballroom dance classes will be Jan. 22 and 29 with West Coast Swing workshop at 10:30 a.m. followed by Foxtrot at 11:30 a.m. led by Jan Madison at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Public invited, seniors encouraged, afternoon dance follows. Call (360) 877-5181 to sign up.

SWINGSET SENSATION: A 10-piece group, playing 40s-era swing tunes and beyond will be providing live music for the next Second Saturday Dance, which begins with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10, followed by an East Coast Swing Workshop with certified instructor Sheila Phillips at 7:30 p.m. and Swingset Sensation at 8:15 p.m. All ages welcome, no partner necessary. Cost is $8 youth/$13 adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

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.

KIDS

AT KIDIMU: A Kids Discovery Museum volunteer and art docent with a passion for oragami, will be teaching kids how to make paper creations through the ages-old art of paper folding at 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at KiDiMu. While at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20, KiDiMu will offer a workshop of artistic creations inspired by Asian culture in preparation for Chinese New Year. And at 11 a.m. Jan. 22, Dr. Linda Warren (Bainbridge Pediatrics) and Catherine Whiting, occupational therapist, will share their knowledge about helping toddlers become healthy eaters. All events are free with membership or admission to KiDiMu, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.

STORYTIME WITH GEORGE SHANNON: Eagle Harbor Book Company presents storytime for children ages 3 and older with resident children’s author and Washington State Book Award winner George Shannon at 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com, www.georgeshannon.com or call (206) 842-5332.

FARMER JASON: The alter ego of Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers fame sings songs about tadpoles, tractors, kittens and punk rock skunks for the younger folk music listener at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road in Rolling Bay on Bainbridge. All ages, $7 cover. Info: www.farmerjason.com, www.islandmusic.org.

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.

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

PAINTING IN THE GALLERY: Arist Christopher Mathie, one of more than a dozen in the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts exhibit “The Night Sky” will be painting in the gallery from 1-2 p.m. Jan. 31, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free, all ages. Kids are especially invited. Info: www.mathiepottery.com, www.bacart.org.

BAINBRIDGE ARTIST SUSAN ARENS: And her colorful interpretations of the Northwest landscape are featured at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N this month. Info: www.krl.org, www.susanarens.com.

KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Will feature the work of Shabala Studio’s students, ranging from five years old through adults with work in various media from Jan. 7 through Feb. 8. There will be a reception for the artists at the Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the gallery off Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

THE ISLAND GALLERY: Hosts an artist’s talk with landscape artist Alison Keogh, discussing the techniques and inspirations in the gallery’s current exhibit “Landscape — A Different View” at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.alisonkeogh.com, www.islandgallery.net.

HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be opening Jan. 25 at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org, or call (206) 842-2773.

ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW: Students from South Kitsap high school and junior high schools will be exhibiting their work through Jan. 29 at the Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. A reception for the artists is slated from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 11. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com, (360) 876-3693.

‘MASKS’ AT BPA: Cindy Salisbury’s masks, reflecting the common themes of the Carnival in Venice as well as her love of history, mythology and drama, will be up through January at the Birkenfeld Lobby of Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. in Bainbridge. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as one hour prior to each BPA performance. Free. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call Steven at (2-6) 842-1163.

GETTING TO THE HEART: A rare group show at the Gallery at Grace features work from Scott Lawrence, Tom Schworer, Steve Neff, Garth Edwards, Tom Shephard, Jeff Hummel and Impert Matthee, in the media of photography, paintings and sculpture, hanging through Feb. 28 at Grace, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.gracehere.org or call Ann at (206) 842-9997.

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

THE ISLAND GALLERY: Is celebrating its sixth anniversary with two special exhibits — its fourth Annual Wearble Art Show featuring textile and jewelry artists from all over the world in addition to a collection of works by Alison Keogh in the north gallery called “Landscape – a different view.” Both shows will hang through Jan 23 at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net, (206) 780-9500.

LITERARY

EAGLE HARBOR BOOKS: Presents a slide show by Steve Smith from “Europe Through the Back Door,” based on the book that he co-authored — “Rick Steves’ France” — at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

BAINBRIDGE ATTORNEYS: J. Byron Holcomb and Dick Krutch will be reading from their new books “Call of the Blue J,” a political crime thriller, and “Law Stories for Lawyers and Laymen: 50 Years of People and the Law” at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free and open to the public. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

MEET THE AUTHOR: New York Times Bestselling Author Kevin O’Brien studied journalism in school, then worked 18 years as a railroad inspector and now he writes thrillers. His latest “Final Breath” is set in Seattle about a female TV news correspondent who finds that subjects of her stories are turning up dead. Meet the author at 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Silverdale Barnes and Noble in the Kitsap Mall. Info: www.kevinobrienbooks.com.

JONATHAN EVISON: Bainbridge author of “All About Lulu,” will lead the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge, on the topic “How do you make your words sing.” Free. Open to all writers. Info: www.fieldsend.org, www.jonathanevison.com.

‘THE HAMAR OF ETHIOPIA:’ Lori Sweningson presents a story of helping an ancient tribe survive at the next session at the Bainbridge Island Travelogue series, co-sponsored by the Traveler Bookstore and Bainbridge Library, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org

‘THE WOMEN WHO BUILT WESTERN WASHINGTON:’ Will be the topic of the next BPL Speakers’ Forum as Linda Carlson, a Humanities Washington “Inquiring Mind” speaker, describes life 100 years ago in towns like Port Gamble, DuPont, Roche Harbor and more, at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. $10 at the door. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.

‘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 December. Twenty percent of purchases will go to the education foundation. Info: www.bethelavebook.com or call (360) 876-7500.

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

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Trevor Larkin brings his melodic folk rock from Seattle at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, followed by brazenly honest acoustic folk from Moorea Malatt at the same time Jan. 17 and an open mic for all styles at 7 p.m. Jan. 18. Next week, Mark Bailey — a members of The Limeliters, a group that has been touring continuously since 1959 — will be presenting a totally different sound with his wife Rachel Levy at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

BLUESMAN PETER SPENCER: Will play a solo set at 8 p.m. Jan. 16, followed by Carrie Clark at the same time Jan. 17 at Tizleys Europub, upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys. Info: www.tizleys.com, www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

SOLO BASSIST KIMBERLY LYNN: Will bring her 5-string back to the Global Bean at 8 p.m. Jan. 16, followed by pianist songbird Natalie Poss at the same time Jan. 17, all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Next week: Zach Fluery brings his indie acoustic tunes to the Bean at 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

MADMARTIGAN: Will slam with Black Budget and Monogloid Village at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16, followed by Portland band My New Vice with All Bets on Death and The Extinct at the same time Jan. 17 at the Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Next Week: California band Get Dead comes through with No Red Flags and guests TBA, while Diary of A Madman (an Ozzy/Randy tribute) is slated for Jan. 23. All shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

SEATTLE BAND HEARSEBURNER: Will be rocking with Evil Twin at 9 p.m. Jan. 16, followed by Cold Shot and the Herbert Friendly Trio at the same time Jan. 17 at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. 21+, $5 cover. Next Week: Chris Switzer plays a free acoustic show at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 while a new band Veritas is slated for Jan. 23. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.

FRIDAY AT THE LAKE: Jams with Sea Fever, Bedside Manner and Libretto starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, followed by Three Quarter Minus with Otherwise, Arsenal Way, Nixx Lazy Eye and PC Load Letter at the same time Jan. 17, all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Next Week: All Rise shares the stage with Puke Rocket, Lock and Load and more at 7 p.m. Jan. 21, plus Seattle band The Damage Done slated for Jan. 24. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

SLIP 45 HOSTS: The Goods at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16, followed by That 80’s Show at the same time Jan. 17, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, various covers at Slip 45. Info: www.myspace.com/slip45music.

LEGENDS ON HEROIN: Will be headlining a farewell send off to George W. along with Can’t Hardly Wait, Folletti Files, Failing Winter and Amsterjam at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

BREMERTON BAND TRIPLE FORTE: Will be throwing a Inauguration Day Hangover release party for its new CD “A Match is Me” with Madmaritgan, Total Wreck and Legends on Heroin at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Artists For Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, $5 cover, a portion of proceeds from CD sales that night will benefit the AFU. Info: www.myspace.com/tripleffforte, www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

NEW OLD STOCK: Tracing its roots back to musical traditions diverse as blugrass, old-time, celtic, jazz and pop, the group New Old Stock combines the strong striking music of hammered dulcimer with Bainbridge-born banjo phenomenon Wes Corbett and a brother-sister fiddle duo. The group’s first record is slated for release early this year, and New Old Stock will be giving a performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. All ages, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

LAURA LOVE: Will be back on the island with her interpretation of traditional and Civil War Era music, along with some original tunes, all supported by the king of country blues and slide guitar Orville Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18 in advance for adults, $20 at the door, $10 for youth. Info: Call Bainbridge Parks and Rec. at (206) 842-2306.

VIENNA NIGHT: The Bremerton Symphony League hosts its annual fundraiser, an international evening of dinner, entertainment and dancing featuring the Vienna Night Orchestra, at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club at 3885 Golf Club Hill Road in Bremerton. Social starts at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. followed by dancing to selections from Georges Bizet’s Carmen Suites. Cost is $85 a plate, formal attire encouraged. Info: Call the Bremerton Symphony Association office at (360) 373-1722.

‘THE GEMS OF THE WINTER NECKLACE:’ The stars in the southern winter sky and their importance in our culture and others will be the topic of the next Battle Point Astronomers Association planetarium show at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with their telescopes for a look at the real night sky. Info: www.bpastro.org or call (206) 842-9152.

KITSAP WINE SOCIETY: Presents “Taste of Italy” a tasting of eight Italian wines — six red, two white — paired with Italian hor d’ourves at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Olympic Wine Shop next to Taprock Grill in Poulsbo Village. Cost is $24 per person, 21+. Info: www.kitsapwines.org.

INAUGURATION CELEBRATION: The Kingston Art Gallery will be hosting an evening of champagne, dessert, music and celebration of President Obama’s Iinauguration at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the KAG off of Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com or call (360) 297-5133.

SING OUT!: Celebrating the 10th anniversary, the world-renowned Total Experience Gospel Choir and pastor Pat Wright will be leading a day of song honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with traditional spirituals and black-gospel-style music that inspired him Jan. 24 at the Filipino-American Community hall, 7566 High School Road on Bainbridge Island. A choir workshop will start at 1 p.m., followed by a soul-food dinner at 5 p.m. and a concert featuring the choir from the day’s workshop at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults/$8 students for the concert, $12 adults/$8 students for the workshop, $12 for dinner or $30 adults/$20 students for a package of all three. Proceeds benefit the Helpine House. Info and RSVP: Call (206) 842-2200.

HEALTHY LIVING EXPO: The Fourth Annual Bainbridge Island Healthy Living Expo is returning to Woodward Middle School, featuring speakers, workshops, demos and more for all ages and lifestyles starting at from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24, 9125 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgechamber.com/HLE or call (206) 842-3700.

MOAA LUNCHEON: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America will host its monthly meeting, beginning with social hour at 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon, Jan. 23 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Guest speaker will be Darlene Zeckser, executive director of the Kitsap Hospice. Info and RSVP: Call Larry at (360) 871-3159.

PENINSULA HEARING: Will be having an open house from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 23 showing off their new office which has a room specifically designed for testing TV and phone enhancement devices in house at 19319 7th Ave., Ste. 102 in Poulsbo. Info: Call (360) 697-3061.

FIXING PUGET SOUND: A workshop series focused on our role in restoring and protecting Puget Sound, as well as saving the Orcas among others will start with Debbie Thomas of the Kitsap Public Utilities District, speaking on “Kitsap Aquifers and Keeping a Well Well” at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Kingston Fire Hall on Miller Bay Road. Cost is $20. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.

COASTAL CAFE HOSTS: Ralph Baker at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 followed by Black Beat Blue at the same time Jan. 16 and Triple Forte with guests at the same time Jan. 23, all ages, beer and wine with ID at the Coastal Cafe, next to Soho Teriyaki in the Thriftway business park in Kingston. Info: www.coastalcafe-kingston.com.

BPA’s CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: “Portrait & Self-Portraits” begins with six works for piano solo by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin and Gershwin as well as a freshly minted composition from college-bound Bainbridge Islander Sara Rimkus, performed by violinist Thomas Monk, cellist Barbara Deppe and pianist James Quitsland at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

TWO DAYS OF PEARL DJANGO: Collective Visions Gallery extends its concerts in the gallery session this month for two nights of the Django Rinehart-loving Northwest jazz combo Pearl Django, from 7-9 p.m. tonight and Jan. 17 at the CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, tickets are $20 adv/$24 d.o.s. Info: www.pearldjango.com, www.collectivevisions.com or call the CVG at (360) 377-8327.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses are under way. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.

FULL MOON EVENING BEACHWALKS: Kitsap beach naturalists, through People for Puget Sound, will be guiding low-tide explorations of the creatures living on Kitsap’s beaches this winter to help educate on what we can do to protect the waters of Puget Sound at 7:30 p.m. today in Manchester (meet at the Manchester library), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Bainbridge’s Fort Ward State Park (meet at the north parking lot, near boat launch). All events are free and family friendly, bring a flashlight, wading boots and warm clothes. Reservations, call or email Daoud Miller at (206) 382-7007 ext. 217, dmiller@pugetsound.org. Info: Call Peg at (360) 337-7224 or email ptillery@co.kitsap.wa.us.

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING PRACTICES: The Washington State University Kitsap Extension will be giving seminars on sustainable gardening practices including topics of pest management, efficient watering systems, soil improvement and appropriate plants this winter. Classes are $35 per day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. in Bremerton. For schedule, registration and more info, go to http://kitsap.wsu.edu/events/pdf/2009_Gardening_Courses.pdf or call (360) 337-7224.

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.

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 LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will be holding over “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the epic tale of a man who ages backwards starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett for a fourth week this week Jan. 16-22 at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time information, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Holds over “The Reader” a story of a Post-WWII-era loca affair staring Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet, along with “Doubt,” about a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student, this week Jan. 16-22 at 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time information, go to www.ochardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.

‘THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE:’ Bainbridge’s “Yes We Must!” environmental film series will feature this award-winning documentary about Boston’s first residential green building and the skeptical workers asked to build it at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. All ages, free, donations accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must or call (206) 855-0881.

‘THE COLOR PURPLE:’ The Island Film Group will be watching and discussing the 1985 Steven Speilberg picture based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize Winning Story at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month for films and discussion. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES: “Yes We Must!” an environmental film and discussion series looking at the promises and challenges of green buildings, water infrastructure, moral and environmental impacts of food choices, the climate change media game and more will take place on Friday evenings tonight through March 27 at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., film to follow at 7 p.m., then followed by discussion. Free, but donations will be accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must.

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Presents “Cadillac Records,” a musical biopic, exploring the musical era of the 1940s to the 1960’s along with the Swedish-made vampire flick “Let the Right One In” starting on Christmas Day, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time information, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.

THEATER

‘THE RAINMAKER:’ Bremerton Community Theater presents a story based in a time of paralyzing drought in the West, Jan. 30 through Jan. 22 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.

THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: Will be performing its improv stylings at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Jewel Box Theater, 224 NE Iverson Road in Poulsbo. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, search Portable Reality Show. Info: www.myspace.com/improvrox, www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.

SCENE STUDY WITH DINAH MANOFF: The Tony Award-winning stage, sitcom and screen actress Dinah Manoff will be leading a course for adults in Scene Study, with classes at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 23 and March 2 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Registration is now open, tuition for the six-week course is $425 through BPA. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/SecondStage.html or call (206) 842-8578.

IMPROVISING INTO 2009: The EDGE Improv hails the new year with a show at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or call BPA at (206) 842-8569.

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.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Will meet at 10 a.m. today, BIGS president Claire Smith will discuss and demonstrate “Computer Programs for the Genealogist.” Open to both members and non-members, $5 suggested donations for non-members. Info: www.bigenealogy.org or call (206) 842-6059.

GREENING YOUR HOME: Eco-designer Bruce Glenn of Terra Sol Eco Homes in Port Townsend will explain how greening your new or existing home may be much easier than you think at a lecture session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 17 at Stillwaters Environmental Center off of Barber Cutoff Road in Kingston. Cost is $20. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or call (360) 297-2876.

THE MILLENNIUM-OLD TRADITION OF MOCHI TSUKI: The ancient Japanese New Year tradition of making and eating the sweet rice treat mochi will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. on Bainbridge Island. Entertainment provided by Seattle taiko drum group Kokon Taiko. Free, but limited to 175. Info: Call Clarence at (206) 855-9038 or e-mail clarence@bainbridge.net.

COMPASSIONATE LISTENING: Training on how to be a powerful peacemaker in your world will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park on Bainbridge. Cost is on a sliding scale from $175-$350. Pre-registration and $100 deposit required. Info: Call the Compassionate Listening Project at (360) 297-2280 or visit www.compassionatelistening.org.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: The NBC TV show is coming to the Seattle area for the first time this season and looking for talented folks in Kitsap. The show is open to any act or any age, competing for a $1 million grand prize. The thing that makes the show unique, they say, is that any talent goes, no matter how zany or bizarre. To register and for more information, go to www.nbc.com/Americas_Got_Talent.

‘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 its second annual sleeping bag drive. Sleeping bags and monetary contributions will be accepted at 3472 NW Byron St. in Silverdale through the winter. Info: www.waterfrontbakery.com or call (360) 698-2991.

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.

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.

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.

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