Arts and Entertainment

TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week June 12-19

The Wings of Freedom Tour brings its WWII-era planes back to Bremerton June 15-17 at the Bremerton National Airport off of Highway 3, south of Port Orchard. More info in the MISC. section. - Courtesy Photo/Collings Foundation
The Wings of Freedom Tour brings its WWII-era planes back to Bremerton June 15-17 at the Bremerton National Airport off of Highway 3, south of Port Orchard. More info in the MISC. section.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo/Collings Foundation

ARTS & CRAFTS

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 Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or m-dclayton@comcast.net for more information.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival will be accepting artist applications until June 1 for its 50th anniversary in Kingston in late July. Applicants for the open show will be accepted until July 1. Applications for each, and for the student show can be found online at www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com. Info: Call Denise at (360) 731 0412.

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 www.bistudiotour.com, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.

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.

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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 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 brixx@wavecable.com.

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

CALL TO ARTISTS: The 42nd Grand Old Fourth of July presents Local Living Village center on Winslow Green, showcasing local talent from Bainbridge Island. This juried art exhibit will be part of a special area designed for local talent, including music, poetry and other attractions. Info: www.bainbridgechamber.org.

AUDITIONS

BPA AUDITIONS: For “Peter Pan” will be from 5-8 p.m. June 15 and 16 at the theater. Rehearsal dates go from September through December, with performance dates in mid-December. Those auditioning are requested to prepare one one- to two-minute memorized comedic monologue. Cast includes 20+ roles for adults and youth, ages 9 and older. Info/appointment: Deirdre McCollom at (206) 842-1464 or dmccollom@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

JEWEL BOX THEATER: In Poulsbo is auditioning for the 2009-10 season opener, “Crimes of the Heart,” Beth Henley’s award-winning comedy. It will be directed by Katrina Baxter Hodiak. The are roles for four women and two men, ages 20s to 40s. Actors should be at the theater, 225 Iverson St., at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, to read from the script. Info: jewelboxpoulsbo.org.

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: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Symphony.html.

DANCE

TRADITIONAL DANCE: Kuteeyaa (“totem” in Tlingit) is a multi-generational dance group that specializes in the traditions of southeast Alaska and western British Columbia. The group will perform at 10:30 a.m. June 23 at the Waterfront Gazebo, Port Orchard. Info: (360) 876-2224.

BAINBRIDGE DANCE CENTER’S: 28th annual student performance includes six performances showcasing more than 180 students ages 4-18. The youngest students demonstrate pre-technique movement while beginning through advanced students perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. Performances are at 7 p.m. June 23-27, with an additional performance at 2 p.m June 27. Tickets: $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: (206) 842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

LEARN HOW TO LEAD: Men, especially, are invited to learn the simple techniques of being a good leader in ballroom dancing at weekly ballroom dance classes at the Bremerton Elks, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. Info: Call Jan at 360) 877-5181.

BAINBRIDGE DANCES: Bainbridge Metro Park and Rec’s June dance will be June 13 at the Island Center Hall. A slow dance/blues workshop will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m. From 8: 15-10:30 p.m., there will be a DJ playing swing, Latin and ballroom music. No pre-registration or partner necessary. The cost is Cost: $5/teens; $10/adults, which includes the workshop. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.

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 St, NE. Info: (360) 877-5181.

BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.

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

FARMERS MARKETS

SUQUAMISH FARMERS MARKET: Is from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14 at the corner of Suquamish Way and Division Ave, across from the Shell Station.

KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET: Is located at Mike Wallace Park at the Port of Kingston Marina from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through October. Vendors offer fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Local artisans bring wonderful hand-made art & crafts and local musicians play live music. June 6 will have listen to the sweet indie/folk stylings of Valeri Markell, singer/songwriter guitarist. Info: kingstonfarmersmarket.com.

PORT GAMBLE SUNDAY MARKET: Will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday through September in Port Gamble. Local handmade and homegrown products are available everything from kiddie teepees and fused glass jewelry to potted flowers and pit barbecue. Info: www.portgamble.com.

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: www.bremertonmarket.wordpress.com, e-mail bremertonmarket@gmail.com or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.

BAINBRIDGE SUMMER MARKET: Is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every Saturday through October 24 at the Town Square at City Hall Park off Madison Avenue on Bainbridge, with goods from local farmers, artists and businesses. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com

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. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org 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 www.SilverdaleFarmersMarket.com.

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 www.KeyportFarmersMarket.com.

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.

KIDS

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

‘THE UNEXPECTED DOG:’ Is the theme for the June group exhibit at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. It hangs through June 30. One of the artists in the show, Diana Cronin will demonstrate glazing ceramics from 1-3 p.m. June 27. Info: www.bacart.org.

‘UNSUSPECTING WALLSCAPES’ SHOW: An exhibit by Anna Hoey, will hang in the Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery in Old Town Silverdale from June 12 through the end of the month. Hoey, a Bremerton native, uses a variety of media in her art, including watercolor, oil paints, acrylic, gouche, pastels, graphite and colored pencil. An artist’s reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. June 12. Info: (360) 698-1507 or www.oldtowncustomframing.com .

NATURE PHOTO CONTEST: Sponsored by Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Nature photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcomed to participate in a Nature Photo Contest, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Stillwaters Environmental Center in Kingston, Washington. This summertime contest ends Sept. 15. Contest categories will include various ages and all skill levels. Prizes will be awarded at a celebration and show in October. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org/contest.php.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: William Thompson, Stillwaters naturalist and former National Geographic photographer, will be leading a field-based workshop for all photographers beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Cost is TBD; wear trail and weather-appropriate clothing and bring a bag lunch for eating in the field. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: (360) 297-2876 or info@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.

PORT ORCHARD ARTWALK: Port Orchards’s downtown artwalk will be from 4-7 p.m. June 19 on Bay Street in downtown Port Orchard.

JERRY DEARDORFF’S: Photographs, pottery, and other works will be on display and sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 and 28 at the 12 Trees Café, 26268 Twelve Trees Lane NW., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 598-3200.

BREMERTON PHOTOGRAPHER BEVERLY HANSON: And her world-traveling quest for “The Perfect Picture” will be featured during June at the Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. A reception for the artist is slated for 1-4 p.m. June 14. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.org or call the gallery at (360) 876-3693.

‘ANIMAL INSTINCT:’ Is the title of the latest exhibition at the Roby King Galleries, in which artists explore the natural instinct of wild, and domestic, animals. Contributing artists include: Cheri Christensen, Susan LeVan, Stephen MacFarlane and more. The show hangs through June 27 at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, with an artists’ reception slated for 6-8 p.m. June 5. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com.

PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS: Bainbridge Island artist Nikki Vick shares more than two dozen representational oil paintings depicting Northwest landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in an impressionistic style in her exhibit, People, Places and Things. They’ll be on display through June at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N., (360) 842-4162.

THE BIG ONE: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, on display at Kitsap Mall through 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.

‘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. in Bremerton. 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: www.collectivevisions.com

A GROUP EXHIBITION: The Gallery at Grace presents Of Sun & Moon, Of Water & Earth, Of Male & Female through July 30. The Gallery is located at 8595 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-9997.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses 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.

LITERARY

‘NO CERTAINTY ATTACHED:’ A rock and roll biography of “Steve Kilbey and The Church” by former Bainbridge Islander Robert Lurie will have its release with a reading at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.myspace.com/robertlurie, www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com

BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library are hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org or call the library at (206) 842-4162

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: The Kitsap Regional Libraries is hosting a summer reading program for kids at all of its branches, starting June 13. Info: www.krl.org.

FOR HIKERS AND KIDS: The Great Outdoors, will be presented by Seabury Blair, author of “The Creaky Knees Guide, Washington: 100 Best Easy Hikes,” and Cindy Lester and Christina Rude, authors of the third edition of “Great Adventures for Kitsap Peninsula,” to describe what to do outdoors this summer. The program will be at 2 p.m. June 13 at the Kitsap Mall Barnes and Noble in Silverdale. Info: www.bn.com.

ESTEEMED LOCAL WRITER ANN LOVEJOY: Leads the next Field’s End Writers Roundtable on the topic: “Can you write nonfiction for all readers?” at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

KAREN BURNS: Author of “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use,” will speak about her book at 7:30 p.m. June 18 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332.

PENINSULA ROMANCE WRITERS ASSOCIATION: Meets at 10 a.m. June 20 at the Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, E. Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

‘SALTWATER BUDDHA: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea” author Jaimal Yogis will speak about his book at 7:30 p.m. on June 25 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Two seats may be reserved with the advanced purchase of “Saltwater Buddha.” The program will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 a.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.

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.

MUSIC

LIVE AT THE CLEARWATER: Notorious 253, a high-energy R&B and pop hits cover band with double female lead vocalists will play at the Clearwater Casino, located on the Poulsbo side of the Agate Pass Bridge, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 12 and 13. Info: www.n253.com, www.clearwatercasino.com.

RUXTON TOWERS: Take the stage with Alligators, Chyeah! Chyeah! and Vera the Ghost for a night of indie rock starting at 9:30 p.m. June 12 at Winterland. At the same time the next night, Vs. The World headline an evening of metal with Divinity in Darkness (from Northern Calif.) and Flux Capicitor, 9:30 p.m. June 13. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

HEARTS DIVIDED: Headlines an evening of punk with Ramona Come Closer, Triple Forte and Autonomatic at 9 p.m. June 12 at the Manette Saloon, followed the next night by an American Cancer Society Benefit with music from Mike Herrera, Alan Davis and DJ Oznog at 9 p.m. June 13. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover June 12, $7 plus a $7 spaghetti feed June 13 at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.

WILL ROCK FOR FOOD II: Part One of the second annual Will Rock For Food benefit at the Charleston Music Venue features The Assassinators with Sledgeback, Random Noise, Cheap Escape, CFA and Legends on Heroin at 7 p.m. June 12. Part Two will be June 19 with Super Happy Storytime Land and more. At 7 p.m. June 13 Seattle punks Come Live the Riot take the stage with Noise Attack, Terezodu, Puke Rocket and Chon Travis. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID — $6 cover, $4 with two cans of food for Will Rock for Food, $5 for Come Live the Riot — at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Next week, The Switch-Ups and Veritas play June 16, Ground Level Vertigo plays June 17 and Irony plays w/ special guests June 18. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

FROM ARKANSAS: Qland comes to town on the “Wrong Load Trip Tour” for a show with Triple Forte, Hearts Divided, the Filibusters and ATM at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Artist For Freedom and Unity, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, $5 donation. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

THE SPENCE BROTHERS: Bring their classic rock to the Moondogs’ patio at 8 p.m. June 13, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Billy Shew plays the same time June 12. Both shows are 21+, no cover at Moondogs, Too. Info: www.moondogstoo.com.

MARY DOYLE AND BUB PRATT: Combine music and art at 8 p.m. tonight at the Global Bean, followed by Natalie Poss’ jazz & blues piano at the same time June 13. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover, at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

THE KRIS ORLOWSKI TRIO: Brings its acoustic pop with a thoughtful edge to the Pegasus at 7:30 p.m. June 12, followed by Ethan J. Perry and the Poets Row CD release party for “The Bohemian Bitch & other songs from the Poets Row” at the same time June 13. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

JIM BYBEE & VALERIE MARKELL: Local solo guitarist Jim Bybee and solo songstress Valerie Markell will perform individually and together, originals and covers, with appetizers and drinks provided by Salmon Canyon Cafe at 7:30 p.m. June 13 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.jimbybeemusic.com, www.valsmusic.com, www.islandmusic.org or call (360) 701-7797.

CAROLYN CRUSO: Multi-instrumentalist, will play her expressive brand of Celtic music at 7 p.m. on June 19 at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Tickets: $13 advanced sales, $16 at the door. Info: www.carolyncruso.com.

PORT ORCHARD CONCERTS ON THE BAY: Port Orchard Concerts on the Bay begin at 6:30 p.m. June 26 in downtown Port Orchard. Business owners, the Port Orchard Chamber, the Port Orchard Marina, the City of Port Orchard and chairing group Fathoms O’ Fun, took over the series and have expanded it from six to 10 concerts this summer. The first two concerts will feature the The Mojo Blues Band. Christian Contemporary artists will perform a daytime concert on July 4, while Usual Suspects will play at 8:30 p.m. that evening (featuring Usual Suspects). Starting on July 9, the concerts will be on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The complete schedule can be found at www.portorchard.com.

THE SOLID ROCK CAFE: Located at 1140 Bethel Ave., across from the post office in Port Orchard, offers live music of diverse variety from 7-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. All ages. Info: www.thecaferocks.com or call (360) 876-6311.

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: The Don Alverson Trio performs Tuesday and Wednesday nights, while Dixieland Jazz takes the stage the first Tuesday of the month. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

TREES OF ILLAHEE PRESERVE: Jim Trainer, an ISA Certified Arborist, will lead a walk through Illahee Preserve, one of the county’s Heritage Parks, as he shares his knowledge of trees on June 13. The timing of this event will show this local forest at its best. Limited to 25 participants. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.

BAINBRIDGE FUN RUN: Bainbridge Youth Services is sponsoring the 2009 Fun Run on July 4. This 30-year tradition kicks off a day of celebrating the “Grand Ol’ Fourth” on Bainbridge Island. The Fun Run provides running events for adults and children, starting with a 5K run and a 1-mile run at 9 a.m. Children’s dashes start at 10:15. Info/registration forms can be found at www.bainbridgeyouthservices.org.

BEACHWALKERS AND BIRDERS WANTED: COASST, the national coastal observation and seabird survey team, is seeking volunteers and the University of Washington branch will be hosting a training session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13 at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center, 18743 Front St in Poulsbo. Info: www.coasst.org, e-mail info@coasst.org or call the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at (206) 221-6893.

WEED CONTROL: The county’s Noxious Weed Control Program will be providing information on some of the worst noxious weeds in Kitsap County from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 at Fish Park in Poulsbo, and again from 3:30-6 p.m. that day at Salisbury Point Park in Port Gamble. Then again from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 at Arness Roadside Park in Kingston and later that day from 3:30-6 p.mm. at the Kingston Ferry Terminal and from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the Bainbridge Library. Bring plant samples for identification. Info: http://kitsap.wsu.edu.

FILM

THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be featuring the new Jim Jarmusch picture “The Limits of Control” along with James Toback’s Mike Tyson picture “Tyson” and special showings of “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” all this week June 12-18, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will be featuring “Old School” director Todd Phillips new romp through a bachelor party gone very wrong in “The Hangover” this week June 12-18, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com.

‘THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: Is open for the season off of Highway 3, near the Bremerton Airport. Check online at www.rodeodrivein.com 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: www.rodeodrivein.com, or call the movie line at (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

SHAKESPEARE ALOUD: “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, will be read aloud from 2-4 p.m. June 14 at the Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, E. Info: (360) 405-9100.

‘I LOVE A PIANO:’ An ode to the life and times, and music of Irving Berlin through the story of a piano from Tin Pan Alley plays at the Jewel Box Theatre, 221 Iverson St. in Poulsbo, now through June 27, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. June 14 and 28. For ticket and more info, go to www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.

‘ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST:’ Plays for one weekend only at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge, with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and more info, go to www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: Saint Luke’s Church will host a murder mystery dinner on June 20 to raise funds for Canterbury Care Center to support senior activities. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a social. The church is located at 1547 Sheridan Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-0113.

ISLAND THEATER PLAY READING: At the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison N., Bainbridge, presents “Sylvia,” by A.R. Gurney. The play centers around Greg and Kate, city dwellers adjusting to their life after their children leave home. Greg finds a poodle mix during a walk in the park and adopts her. The reading will be at 7:30 p.m. June 20 and 21. Info: (206) 842-4162.

BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE: Presents “A Place at Forest Lawn,” directed by Eric Wise, which follows the journey of discovery, peace, and ultimate reconciliation taken by Clara, a cantankerous old lady, and her best friend, Gertrude. The show runs through June 28. Curtain times for Friday and Saturday shows are 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office Monday through Saturday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 599 Lebo Blvd., or call 360 373-5152 or 1-800-863-1706. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org.

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. Info: Ruth Lentz at rlentz@theplayhouse.org.

MISC.

‘THE BIRTH AND LIFE OF GALAXIES: From Cosmic Radiation to Immigrant Stars,” a talk by Rok Roskar, a graduate student at the University of Washington, will be at the Ritchie Observatory at 7 p.m. June 12. The event is free. Roskar will discuss new simulations that reveal, at least in galaxies similar to our own Milky Way, that stars such as the sun could migrate great distances. The observatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium is located in the Helix House at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-9152.

RIDE FOR THE VETS: A poker run honoring the nation’s veterans is planned for June 12 in Port Orchard. Start with breakfast downtown at MoonDogs, Too, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club or Myhre’s. After the Poker Run, stick around for raffle prizes and live music on the MoonDogs, Too, stage by Slightly Bent. Info: (360) 895-2300.

BBQ FUNDRAISER: Tatu BBQ & Busby’s Burgers & Q will join fundraising forces to bring great barbecue to wounded servicemen in Germany. The fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 at Busby’s Burgers & Q in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center. There also will be a silent auction, raffle and live music. Info: (360) 697-1459 or www.tatubbq.shutterfly.com.

COOL CONSTELLATIONS: A planetarium show, is set for 8:30 p.m. June 13 at the Ritchie Observatory, in the Helix House at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge. Admission is free. Info: (206) 842-9152.

FLAG DAY: At 1 p.m. on June 14 an event at the Port Orchard Armory will support the Kitsap Blue Star Banner Program. This is a Public Event with invitations going out to the Blue/Gold Star Families as well as families of the soldiers from the Kitsap area national guard units that are currently deployed. There will be a Live Band and Food Vendors. Info: Dave Raymond (360) 271-7814.

THE WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR: WWII-era Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang will be coming to the Bremerton National Airport for display from 2 p.m. June 15 until noon June 17 as part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour’s 110-city nationwide tour. Cost to explore the aircraft is $12 for adults, $6 for kids under 12 while flight experiences start at $425 per person. For reservations or more information, call (800) 568-8924. Info: www.collingsfoundation.org.

FREE FLICK FOR THE KIDDIES: The Bainbridge Library is beginning its summer movie matinee series with “Wall-E” at 3 p.m. June 19. The event is free. The library is located at 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge. Info: (360) 842-4162.

ANNUAL SALMON BAKE: On Father’s Day, from noon to 4 p.m. June 21 at the Manchester Library meeting room, 8067 E. Main St., Manchester. Adults eat for $12, children 11 and younger for $10. Dinner includes cooked salmon, coleslaw, baked beans, garlic bread and a drink. There will also be a book sale, a cookie sale and booths. This is a fundraiser for the Manchester Library and Community Center. Info: (360) 871-3921.

READ TO A DOG: Children are invited to the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge, to read to friendly, certified therapy dogs on June 22. No pre-registration required for this free event. Just drop in on the morning you would like to read. Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. The event is free. (360) 842-4162.

FATHOMS OF FUN: Begins June 26 in downtown Port Orchard with the first of 10 concerts. The three-day, 42nd annual festival includes a street scramble, boat excursions, a parade and a craft and vendor show. Info: (360) 876-3505or www.portorchard.com or at www.fathomsofun.org.

KITSAP DESTRUCTION DERBY: At the Kitsap Fairgrounds. Kitsap Destruction Derby Association continues their summer D-Derby series on June 20 in Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center. Gates open at 4 p.m. Time trials are at 4:30 pm and the racing begins at 6 p.m. Info: www.kitsapdestructionderby.com.

FIESTA DE AGUA: Stillwaters free beach party and water celebration is all about a day at the beach. The fiesta will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at the Kingston Farmers Market. From the booth at the Farmers Market, they’ll teach about fresh and salt water and how humans impact our watersheds and Puget Sound. There will be a low tide beach walk at 11 a.m. Info: (360) 297-2876 or info@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.

THUNDERBIRD PRO RODEO: On June 27 and 28, 2009 in Thunderbird Stadium. Gate open at 4 p.m. on June 27 and at 11 a.m. on June 28. Tickets are available at the gate and are $10 for adults, $8 for military with ID, $5 for Children ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and under. Info: www.thunderbirdrodeo.com.

CALLING OLDER SINGLES: Cleo’s Landing Learning Center hosts a monthly gathering of “over 50” singles for fun, food and conversation. The June gathering is set for 6-8 p.m. June 23. Bring your own beverage and some finger food to share. Cleo’s Landing is right downtown at 11215 NE State Highway 104. Info: Susan at (360) 297-4414.

KRL BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Meets at 5:30 p.m. June 23 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison N., Bainbridge. The public is welcome. Info: (206) 842-4162.

READING FRIENDS: For kids will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 23 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N. Info: (360) 842-4162.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN SWAP ‘N SHOP: Is now open, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Rodeo Drive-In Movie Theater on Highway 3, near Bremerton International Airport. Admission is $15 per space for merchants, $.50/single, $1/car load for shoppers. Info: www.rodeodrivein.com.

CALLING NON-PROFITS: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival is inviting non-profit service groups to apply for booth space at the 50th anniversary festival this summer July 24-26 in downtown Kingston. Applications and more information can be found at www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.

RIDE FOR THE VETERANS: MoonDogs, Too, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club and Mhyre’s downtown launch and end a Flag Day Poker Run to on June 14 support cancer research for Vietnam Vets exposed to Agent Orange. Breakfast will be served at all three restaurants, with registration from 8:30-10 a.m. On the return, MoonDogs, Too, will host the sounds of Slightly Bent, starting at 3 p.m. Info: (360) 895-2300.

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. This year artists in the following categories are invited to apply: music, media, literary and craft arts. Deadline is June 12. Info: artisttrust.org.

‘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 westsoundcycling.com.

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: 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.

IN THE GARDEN

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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