Arts and Entertainment

WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap happenings for the week May 15-22

Local author Mary Guterson, actor Dinah Manoff and director Steven Foggell prepare for their part of “Books on Stage” — a collaboration between BPA and Eagle Harbor Books featuring staged readings of a handful of local author’s work. See
Local author Mary Guterson, actor Dinah Manoff and director Steven Foggell prepare for their part of “Books on Stage” — a collaboration between BPA and Eagle Harbor Books featuring staged readings of a handful of local author’s work. See 'Books on Stage' in the LITERARY section for more info.
— image credit: Bill Mickelson/Staff Photo

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POSTER CONTEST: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival is accepting applications for its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster Contest. For applications, go to and select “2009 Call to Artists.” Deadline June 1, cash prize $100. Info: call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail

THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Luteran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guests are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or for more information.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Kitsap Arts and Crafts, the annual North Kitsap arts festival, has applications available for both the juried and open art shows for its 50th annual event, slated for July in Kingston. Contact Denise at (360) 731-0412 or e-mail to apply. Info:

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 summer and winter Studio Tours, slated for Aug. 7-9 and Dec. 4-6, respectively. Artists can apply for one or both events at this time. Application forms and more details can be found in the “For Artists” section of, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info:

CALL TO ARTISTS: Offering opportunities for show in small venues in Poulsbo and Kingston, call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail for more info.

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

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

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic, and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay a monthly rent. To apply pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info:

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Bob Ulsh at (360) 692-5375.

GLASS ART JUNKIES: A group with interests in all kinds of glass art from beaded to fused and stained glass meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Bob at (360) 308-8775 or

DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life Drawing (the human figure) classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at Sixth and Washington. Cost is $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.


BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Classical Music Program is seeking musicians for all instruments for the 2009-2010 season. Interested woodwind, brass and string players should prepare three-four minutes of music, contrasting styles recommended. Percussionists should prepare two minutes. Sight-reading will be provided. Contact BSO’ personnel managers Lisa Hirayama (206-781-8354) or Patricia Beasley (206-842-6658) to schedule an audition. Info:

‘THE PRODUCERS:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts is hosting auditions for “The Producers” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 18 and 21. The play’s run dates go through October. Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one- to two-minute dramatic monologue and one Broadway-style song in the style of the show, but not from this musical. An accompanist will be provided, but those auditioning must bring sheet music. Participants are also requested to bring a headshot or a current picture to the audition. The cast includes character parts for adults and teens, males and females, ages 13 and above. Info: (206) 842-1464 or


LATIN LESSON AND DANCE: Bainbridge Island’s Fourth Saturday Dance begins with a salsa/Latin lesson with Educated Feet dance instructor Sheila Phillips at 7:30 p.m., followed by at DJ’d dance from 8:15-10:30 p.m. May 23 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: or email

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Port Orchard Eagles presents ballroom dance classes and live big band Sundays through May 31. A rumba dance line will be at 11 a.m. and waltz will begin at noon. Learn leading and following techniques. Classes are one hour. Eagles members and the public may attend. Taking signups for beginners or those wishing a refresher. Partners not required. “Eric and Band” will provide live big band music for dancing from 2-5 pm. Sign up now, pay at first class. Port Orchard Eagles is located at 4001 Jackson Ave. Info: (360) 877-5181.

DANCE CLASSES: At Bremerton Elks Thursdays through June 18. Intermediate west coast swing, 10:30 a.m. and beginning-intermediate cha cha 11:30 a.m. Partners not required. Public and Elks members are invited to participate in these hourly classes. Afternoon dance follows until 3:30 p.m., which you may attend as a class member. Lunch available at nominal cost. Sign up now, pay at first class. Bremerton Elks is located at 4131 Pine Road NE. Info: (360) 877-5181.

‘BALLROOM DANCE LEADERS: Learn the simple techniques of how to be a good “leader” in ballroom dancing during Thursday morning classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE, in Bremerton. Classes start at 10:30 and at 11:30. No partner necessary. Info: Call Jan at (360) 377-5181.

BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: or call (360) 876-2338.

LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Information: (360) 697-6753.


THE BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Is open at its new location — Evergreen Park at the end of Pacific Street in Bremerton. The market will be open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 15, offering goods from local farmers, artists and businesses. Info:, e-mail or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.

POULSBO FAMERS MARKET: Features fresh produced, preserved food, art, crafts and live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical/dental center parking lot at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. Except this weekend, May 16, the Market will be closed in honor of Viking Fest. Info: or call (360) 779-6720.

SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET: Silverdale Farmers Market is open and ready for shoppers. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, rain or shine. The market will feature fresh baked bread, jams, honey, beef jerky and sweet treats. Info: (360) 471-8219 or

INDOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Peninsula Farmers Market Association’ indoor farmers market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the Island Jamz Caribbean Restaurant, 1783 NE State Highway 308, Keyport. Available this time of year are bulb pots, fresh baked bread, jams, beef jerky, fresh cut herbs, art and crafts and veggie starts. Info: Monica at (360) 471-8219 or

HANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Is open at Dragonfly Farms Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road, Kingston, from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.dragonflyfarms or (360) 638-1292.


SPIDERS AT KIDIMU: Tame your inner tarantula and explore the KiDiMu jungle like a spider, with crafts and games from a bugs perspective at 1:30 p.m. May 17 at the Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. Then at 1:30 p.m. May 20, moms, dads, daughters test their “weaving” skills learning to French braid. And at 11 a.m. May 23, join Guy Sidora in the naming celebration of KiDiMu’s resident tarantula, along with spider crafts, snacks and more in the KiDiMu’s Zany Rainy Forest. $5 admission, membership available. Info: or call (206) 855-4650.

PUPPET SHOW: “The Magic Spell,” will be performed by Girl Scout Troop 42025 at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N. The event is free. Info: (360) 842-4162.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: or call (360) 779-2915.

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 Old Town Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 662-1542.


PORT ORCHARD ARTWALK: Businesses and artists will collaborate for the Port Orchard Waterfront Art Walk from 4-7 p.m. May 15 (every third Friday). Info: Paul Nuchims (360) 895-4270 or

THE BIG ONE: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, on display at Kitsap Mall from May 16 to June 21, demystifies the terrifying power of earthquakes and how they affect life in our region. Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest was developed by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington. Info: Yvonne Tomascak at the Kitsap Mall (360) 698-2555.

GLOBAL BEAN TIPS A CUP TO: Jack Crockett, as the artist of the month. A reception is slated for noon to 2 p.m. May 16, The Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre, Ste. 101, Silverdale. Info: (360) 692-9582 or

ART AT THE LIBRARY: On exhibit in May at the Bainbridge Library will be Oil Paintings of Tove Pisarelle. An artist’s reception is slated for 3-5 p.m. May 16 at the library, 1270 Madison Ave N. Info: (360) 842-4162.

LIFE IS REALLY REALLY GOOD: Is the title of the May exhibits at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Featured artists are painter Diane Culhane and Bainbridge sculptor Garth Edwards, whose works will be displayed from thorugh June 2. In addition, BAC also will host the Middle School Show through May 16 and the High School Spring Arts Festival Award Winners Show from May 19 to 31. An artist’s reception is slated for 4-6 p.m. May 22. Info:

TRAVELOGUE: “New Zealand: the Fascinating Land Down Under,” will be presented by Thomas and Deb Fenwick at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N. Bainbridge. Fine art photographer Fenwick and his wife, Deb, will lead a visual tour of the wonderfully diverse landscapes of New Zealand. The event is free. Info: (206) 842-4162.

‘PAINTING IN SERIES:’ Bainbridge artist Karen Cornell exhibits a series of abstract explorations, created by the process of ‘painting in series,’ this month at Arts Studio/Gallery, 7869 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge, four drivewayrs south of High School Road. The show hangs through May 31. The gallery is open by appointment, call (206) 842-1294 or e-mail

THE COSMIC PEEPSHOW: Research artist Ron Harber is back with an exhibit of extra-dimensional images, from the Midway of Infinities to a Walk-In Zenoscope and more during June at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. A reception for the artist (with potent refreshments) will be from 5-9 p.m. June 5, with an artist-led tour at 7:30 p.m. at the CVG. The show will hang throughout the month in the main gallery, along with a collection of acrylic paintings by Gail Hornsby and ceramic sculpture by Frank Carsey called “Wine, Women & Song” in the boardroom gallery Info:

‘WALKING FROM HERE:’ A Patty Rogers solo exhibition, will be on display through the end of the month at The Roby King Gallery, 176 Winslow Way E. The exhibit uses new mixed media works on paper and panel. Layers of handmade papers create the canvas for Rogers acrylic paintings. Brilliant flowers and birds grace the collage surfaces and intriguing titles entice you into the inner thoughts of the artist. Info: or (206) 842-2063.

FIRST FRIDAY: Victor Alexander Winery Tasting Room and Gallery presents a solo exhibition of sculpture, oil and encaustic paintings by Bainbridge Island native artist Carrie Goller through the month of May. Victor Alexander’s Wine Tasting Gallery is located at 120 Madrone Lane, Ste. 100, between Ginger and Church Mouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 234-8845.

‘THAT MOMENT OF CONNECTION: Wildlife Photography by Stan Tsonev” at the Kingston Art Gallery is a benefit showing for Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston in honor of the center’s 10th anniversary. The show is at the Kingston Art Gallery & Cleo’s Landing in Kingston through May 17. The gallery is located at 25960 Central Ave S., Kingston. Info: (360) 297-5133 or

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council is seeking an individual artist, or a team, to create a permanent outdoor art installation as part of the Winslow Way Street Improvements Project with the City of Bainbridge Island. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. May 21, at the office of the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, 221 Winslow Way West, Bainbridge. Info: Contact Janice Shaw, public art program manager, (206) 842-8715 or or


WRITERS ROUNDTABLE: Featuring author David Korten, who will discuss “How Can A Writer Change the World?” from 7-8:30 p.m. May 19 at the Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North. The roundtable is free and open to writers of all levels and interests, takes place the third Tuesday of each month. Info:

BOOKS ON STAGE: At the Bainbridge Performing Arts. BPA and Eagle Harbor Book Co. co-host an evening of dramatic readings by local actors of excerpts from new or soon-to-published novels, memoirs, and short stories by Bainbridge Island authors Mary Guterson, Jonathan Evison, Carol Cassella, Anthony Flacca, Kathleen Alcalá, and Jennifer Culkin. This special one-evening only event is at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. The event includes a suggested donation, and is recommended for older teens and above. Info: (206) 842-8569 or

BAINBRIDGE THIRD TUESDAY READERS: Will discuss “Madonnas of Leningrad,” by Debra Dean at 1 p.m. May 19 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. Copies of the book are available at the Bainbridge Public Library. The event is free. Info: (206) 842-4162.

NEW YORK TIMES’ BESTSELLER: Doug Stanton, author of “In Harm’s Way,” will be talking about his new book “Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan” at 7:30 p.m. May 21 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge. Info:

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:, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail 

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 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: or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.


EAGLE HARBOR JAZZ CLUB: At 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Island Music Guild, 10598 Valley Road, Bainbridge. Grown from the fertile soil of the IMG’s own long-running jazz workshop, the EHJC presents a party evening of foot-tapping swing, mellow melodies and hard bop, all in a social clublike atmosphere. Info: (206) 780-6911 or

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazz master, saxophonist/floutist Mark Lewis performs 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday in May at the New Delhi Indian Restaurant and Lounge at 221 Washington Street in downtown Bremerton. Guest artists include Mike Rollins, bass (May 21) and Ted Enderle, bass (May 28). All shows are all ages, no cover. Info:

BARBERSHOP SINGING COMPETITION: The Kitsap Chordsmen will host barbershop choruses, quartets and maybe some VLQ’s (very large quartets) from chapters around western Washington will compete throughout the day at a barbershop singing competition May 16 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center. Winners will perform from 5-6 p.m. on the stage. The performing arts center is located at Bremerton High School, 1500 13th St. For the show of champions, admission is $15 at the door, $10 for students and seniors, or go to to register for other events. Info: (360) 337-SING or

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Urban folksters Donna Stolz and Kristy Cameron, guitar/banjo, play Americana/Indie/folk songs at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Pegasus, followed by Lori Dreier and the Vancouver B.C.-based acoustic rock group Mojave at the same time May 16. Sunday will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-6725.

TUMBLEDOWN: Throws down the CD release party for its debut full-length, along with The New Old Stock and Nicole Deville and her Manhands at 9:30 p.m. tonight at Winterland, followed by Seattle band Spittin’ Cobras with Artimus Maximus and Stone Axe at the same time May 16. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info:

TWO KINGS: A Tenacious D Tribute plays with DJ OB1 at 9 p.m. tonight, followed by party band 4 Plus at the same time May 16. Next week, Chris Switzer plays acoustic at 8 p.m. May 21. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Two Kings and 4 Plus at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info:

M.D.C.: Returns to the Charleston with Embrace the Kill, The Insurgence, Red, White & Die, Degenerated and guests at 7 p.m. May 15, followed by Gift of Prophecy with Beneath All Kaos, Darkness Stole the Sky, Decibal Point and more at the same time May 16. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

THE LINDSAY FAMILY: A family vocal/brass/piano jazz ensemble plays at 8 p.m. May 15 at the Global Bean, followed by Stuart Hagar’s original acoustic folk rock at the same time May 16. Next week, Sara Angel, piano/vocal jazz and blues plays at 7 p.m. May 21. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info:

TIZLEY’S EUROPUB: Cranks it up for Viking Fest weekend featuring Knucklehead at 9 p.m. May 16 at its Front Street location. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys. Info:

MOONDOGS, TOO: Ramps up its summer concert season with Seattle reggae band Little Big Man at 8 p.m. May 15, followed by local classic rock band GreenBriar Project around the same time May 16. Next week: Soul Siren and Loose Gravel. All music is outside from 7-11 p.m. at the Moondogs, Too Pavilion, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Open Mics are hosted from 2-6 p.m. every Saturday by Harmonica Dave. Info: or call (360) 895-2300.

JAK’S CAFE & ESPRESSO: Will be hosting live music and a barbecue during Viking Fest Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16, 19335 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 394-5257.

MUSIC AND POETRY: Manchester Gallery, 724 Bay St., Port Orchard, will present the Music of Marilyn Kay and Co. from 1-3 p.m. and the Poetry of Dean Reeder from 3-4 p.m. May 16. Marilyn Kay’s group has delighted Bay area venues for years with their interpretations of old-time standards, with vocals and a unique blend of instruments. Dean Reeder, known for his classic children’s poem “The Island of Dingle-Be-Dong” will read it and others, as well as conduct an informal poetry workshop. Info: Paul Nuchims at (360) 895-4270 or

JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE: Five hours of John Denver favorites performed by local musicians to raise funds for teen music scholarships MUSIC CONT.

is slated for noon-5 p.m. May 17 at Adams Park, 7070 Eagle Harbor Drive on Bainbridge, next to Ray’s Automotive. Bring an umbrella, lawnchairs and picnic (no booze). $10 suggested donation. Info: or call (206) 842-3185.

SOUP KITCHEN: Will open its doors to the public from 5-7 p.m. May 23 in the vacant store just down the hill from city hall at 150 Madrone Lane on Bainbridge Island for an evening of free food and music. The purpose of this one-evening venture is to provide a free meal, entertainment and camaraderie to islanders who have been kicked around by the recession. Info:


GUILLEMOT COVE WILDFLOWER WALK: Wendy McClure of the Washington Native Plant Society returns to lead another of her popular wildflower walks at scenic Guillemot Cove Preserve. The walk will be approximately four hours, leading through the woods to the coast for lunch. On the return, the walk will visit the mysterious stump house. Bring your wildflower books (Wendy recommends “Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast” by Pojar and Mackinnon). Limited to 15. Info:


THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Features Tom Hanks in “Angels & Demons” this week, May 15-21, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge, along with special showing of the Harrison Ford-narrated documentary “Dalai Lama Renaissance” at 7 p.m. May 17, about 40 Western thinkers who visited the Dalai Lama just before the new millennium to synthesize ways to fix the world. Fran Korten, publisher of Yes! Magazine, was one of those 40, she’ll be there for a Q&A session. For ticket and showtime info, go to

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Features “Sin Nombre” along with Disney’s “Earth” and “State of Play” this week May 15-21 along with special showings of “Dazed and Confused” at 9:15 May 16 and at 4:45 p.m. May 17, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: or call (360) 850-1082.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: Is open for the season off of Highway 3, near the Bremerton Airport. Check online at for up-to-date show times. Tickets are $8 general, $5 for seniors and kids 6-12, kids under 5 free, for a double feature. Info:, or call the movie line at (360) 698-6030.


CHANGING SCENE THEATRE NORTHWEST: Presents “Summerplay 2009: A Festival of New Works, Series I” through May 16 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on May 10. The Changing Scenes annual festival of new works has been split into two series this year with this first series featuring the world premiere of four original one-act comedies: “You Don’t Say,” by Seattle playwright Miryam Gordon, “Tiny Little Gods and Big Giant Men,” by Bremerton playwright Michael C. Moore, “Sam and Dotty, “ by Seattle playwright John C. Davenport, and “Doing Lunch,” by Bremerton/Los Angeles playwright Ron Ford, all directed by Pavlina Morris at the CSTN, 5889 State Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Tickets are $10. Reservations recommended, (360) 792-8601. Info:

‘LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts presents “Light in the Piazza,” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through May 24. Based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, this soaring musical whisks you away to Italy for a captivating tale of passion and romance. Suitable for all ages. There is a Pay What You Can Preview at 7:30 p.m. May 14. An opening night reception will be at 6:30 p.m. May 15. Tickets: $24 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: (206) 8420-8569 or

‘THE HOBBIT:’ The Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) Theatre School will take on J. R. R. Tolkein’s beloved tale of enchantment and bravery is adapted by Steven Fogell and directed by Lee Ann Hittenberger and Shaun Pearson, at 5 p.m. May 26, at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Admission is by donation. Info: (206) 842.8569 or

‘THE GREASEPAINT ALL-STARS:’ Presented by the Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) Theatre School presents “The Greaspaint All-Stars” at 7 p.m. May 28 and 29 at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. It’s an original comedy written and directed by Steven Fogell, showcases BPA Theatre School’s fifth through eighth grade acting students. What happens when the XANADU Academy for Girls’ theatre club is forced to become a softball team or lose its theater funding? Tickets $10 per person. Info: (206) 842.8569 or


FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP: Presented by Stacy Gray, a teacher, parent coach and child advocate. Gray teaches practical strategies for parents, caregivers and teachers alike to trade those daily battles for a calm household and a calm classroom. She specializes in helping intense, emotional children be successful in the home and in the classroom, but her positive, practical strategies are effective for all children, from toddlers to teens. The workshop, Trading Battles for Calm, will be from 7-8:30 p.m. May 15 at the Poulsbo Fire Department Community Meeting Room. Info/reservations: (360) 598-5875 or


61ST ARMED FORCES FESTIVAL: Themed “Legacy of Freedom” this year, the largest and longest-running Armed Forces Day parade in the United States will be in downtown Bremerton May 16. A pancake breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and there are activities for the entire family throughout the day. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Festivities include $5 entry fees to the U.S.S. Turner Joy, and a heroes barbecue, which starts at noon and will honor Pearl Harbor survivors. A military culinary arts competition is slated for 1 p.m. and a Navy League gala wraps up the day at 6 p.m. at The Admiral Theatre. Info:

VIKING FEST: Poulsbo’s Viking Fest, which spans May 16-18, is a celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day of May 17. Three full days of fun for the entire family including a lutefisk eating contest, food and craft booths, a carnival, ongoing entertainment, Viking Village, a parade, a pancake breakfast, road race for all ages, an Iron Chef competion and more. Info:

PLANETARIUM SHOW: The Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) is a non-profit amateur astronomy organization, presents “Astronomical Biology” and Star Party at 8 p.m. May 16 at Ritchie Observatory, at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island. The program will examine Earth biology from the astronomical point of view. Astronomers will take questions throughout the show. If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes. Info: (206) 842-9152. The event is free.

SUNDIAL ON DISPLAY: The Battle Point Astronomical Society will be installing a temporary, full-sized wooden model of a proposed sundial on May 16 at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island, on the berm north of the BPAA Observatory. The model will be on display from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info: (206) 842-9152. The event is free.

THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will meet at 6:45 p.m. May 18 in the Rotunda, room 117 of the engineering building at Olympic College Bremerton for a regular print night in the category of “people/portraits.” Visitors welcome. Info: or call (360) 275-3019.

LIPIZZANER STALLIONS: The world famous Lipizzaner Stallions presents their 39th anniversary presentation of the Dancing White Stallions at 7:30 p.m. May 27 at the pavilion at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton. More than 26 million people throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Hawaii have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle. Regular admission adult tickets are $22.50 each. For children 12 and under and seniors 60 and older, regular admission tickets are $20.50 each. Tickets are available at the Fairgrounds Office (MF), Charly Boot & Western Wear and Info: (360) 337-5350 or at

KITSAP CUP REGATTA: And Kitsap Harbor Festival will be May 22-25. The festival is a premiere Puget Sound sailing event and a fun-filled, family festival. Activities will be along the waterfront of Bremerton and Port Orchard beginning Friday night and ending at noon on Memorial Day Monday. Info:

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: The Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship awards $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. The fellowship is a merit-based, not project-based award. Artist Trust seeks applications from individual generative artists for the 2009 fellowship. Deadline is June 12. Info:

‘MUG UP: At the Kingston Art Gallery every first Thursday at 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your mug and creative spirit and enjoy coffee and conversation with artists and those who love art every month at the corner of West Kingston Road and Highway 104, at Cleo’s Landing. Info: at (360) 297-5133.

WEST SOUND CYCLING CLUB: And Stella’s Pizza and Pasta are conducting weekly Saturday bicycle rides for cyclists of varying abilities. Rides are typically 30 to 40 miles in length. Rides start at 10 a.m. Charles Anglican Church on the corner of 305 and Forest Rock Lane (by Central Market) each Saturday. Rides are social in nature and sometimes feature latte stops or a ride recap at Stellas. Info: Tim at (360) 340-5944 or

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Gift Shop at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is seeking weekday volunteers for shifts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. at 1 Garnett Way in Keyport. Base access is not necessary, store proceeds benefit the Naval Undersea Museum Foundation. Info: Call Daina at (360) 697-1537.

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: 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 BREMERTON URBAN GARDEN SOCIETY: And WSU Master Gardeners will be hosting their first workshop of the gardening season from 10 a.m. to noon May 16 at Blueberry Park on Sylvan Way in Bremerton. The topic is “Extreme Greens” — learning how to grow salad greens in the backyard, plus herbs and edible flowers. Chef Chris Plemmons will also do a demonstration on combining flavors and matching dressings. BUGS will give a demonstration from 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday at Blueberry Park. Suggested $10 donation for each. Info: or call Jim at (360) 405-6423.

PLANT SALE: Long Lake Garden Club will offer perennials, native plants, garden art and garden tool sharpening at a plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 on Bay Street, across the street from Kitsap Bank in Port Orchard. Info: Marji Brazier at (360) 674-3595.

MASTER GARDENERS FOUNDATION: Of Kitsap County presents Labyrinth Design for a Sanctuary Garden by Susan Harrington of Labyrinth Hill Lavender. The seminar will be from 1-3 p.m. May 20 at the Eagles Nest at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. The $15 fee includes workbook and hands-on building lesson of a temporary labyrinth. MGFKC members get a $5 registration discount. Space is limited. Info: (253) 857-9094 or Debra Ady at

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