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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week June 26-July 2

Poulsbo's annual Fireworks on the Fjord blast off a day earlier than the rest of the country. It all kicks off at 5 p.m. July 3 in downtown Poulsbo, booths, food and more followed by live music at 8 p.m. at Kvelstad Pavilion at the fireworks shortly after 10 p.m. over Liberty Bay. See more in the FOURTH OF JULY section of the calendar.
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THE f67 CAMERA CLUB: Will be meeting at 6:45 p.m. July 6 in Room 117 of the Engineering Building at Olympic College Bremerton for a regular projection night on the subject of “Patterns.” Visitors welcome. Info: or call (360) 275-3019.

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 for more information.

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:

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.


OVATION! AUDITIONS: For the Tony award-winning family musical “Fiddler on the Roof” are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 and 28 at the Bainbridge Commons near Waterfront Park. All parts are open for performers of all ages (8+) and experience levels. To schedule an audition, e-mail or call (206) 842-0472. Info:


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

BREMERTON’S OLD FASHIONED FOURTH: Will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4 at Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue in Bremerton. Admission is free. Community groups will have booths set up, a roving photographer will take photos and Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum will have a magician and host puppet making. Info: Kitsap County Historical Society Museum at (360) 479-6226.

A VERY BERRY 4TH: Indianola’s 34th Annual Strawberry Festival is planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at Indianola Living Hope Church, corner of Midway and Division Streets, Indianola.Layers of homemade shortcake, Washington strawberries from Spooner Farms in Olympia and fresh whipped cream will be prepared in a commercial kitchen. Info: 360-297-2340.

GRAND OLD FOURTH OF JULY: Bainbridge Island will celebrate its 42nd Annual Grand Old Fourth of July tradition with a theme celebrating the island’s earth-friendly values. The day starts with a 7 a.m. pancakge breakfast at the Town & Country market, followed by a host of activities, music, food and festivities with the parade kicking off at 1 p.m. down Madison Ave and Winslow Way. Later in the evening the Chamber hosts a block party at Harbor Square from 5-10 p.m. Info: or call Liz at (206) 842-3700.

FOURTH OF JULY BREAKFAST: The Greater Hansville Community Center’s annual fundraiser will be from 8-11:30 a.m. July 4 at the community center at Buck Lake Park in Hansville. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids under 10.

THIRD OF JULY: Poulsbo’s annual early Independence Day celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. July 3 in downtown Poulsbo with the contemporary Navy Band Passage playing the Kvelstad Pavilion at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks on the fjord slated for shortly after 10 p.m. Info:


THURSDAY MARKET: Due to the parade and fair of July 4, the Bainbridge Island farmers market will have a special session from 4:30-8 p.m. July 2 at the Town Square at City Hall. Info:

PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET: Is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Marina Park in Port Orchard. Info:

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:

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:

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. 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.


SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS: Eagle Harbor Book Company will be hosting activities for kids at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays July 1 through August 27. Wednesday programs will be geared for ages 8-12 while Thursdays will be for kids 3 and up, starting at 10 a.m. At 10 a.m. July 1, Janis Segress, co-manager of the Children and Young Adult departments will give an overview in the best of summer reading while at 10 a.m. July 2, author and storyteller George Shannon presents “Trains, Planes and Automobiles.” All events are free and open to the public at Eagle Harbor, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 842-5332.

WATER WONDERS DAY CAMP: Kids, aged 7-12, are invited to Water Wonders Day Camp held at Island Lake Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7-9, sponsored by the Kitsap Public Utility District and by Kitsap Surface and Stormwater Management. Cost is $45 per camper. Register by contacting Debbie Thomas at (360) 626-7723 or by e-mailing

VOLUNTEER AT KIDIMU: Volunteer camp assistants are needed a the Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Adult volunteers also are encouraged. Info: (206) 855-4650 or

SUMMER VOCAL CAMP: Bainbridge Chorale Young Singers will host children entering grades two through eight to a vocal camp from 5-7:30 p.m. July 27-31 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Info:

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.


‘LIGHT STUDIES:’ An artistic infusion of all things math, physics, biology, human nature, psychology and spirituality by Kent Halloway will hang in the Bainbridge Performing Arts lobby gallery through July and August. Info:, or call BPA at (206) 842-1163.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: Will feature a dynamic media artist (Pam Sanders), an organic potter (Irma O’Brien) and a wood turner who uses natural design (Gary Burdyshaw) throughout July and August, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. August also marks the gallery’s trademark “Pawsbo’s” Dog Days. Info: or call (360) 697-4470.

ART THAT MAKES YOU SMILE: Will be on display at from 1-3 p.m. June 27 at the Manchester Gallery, 724 Bay St., Port Orchard.

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:

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

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. Info: 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:

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 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:

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

UNSUSPECTING LANDSCAPES: A show of new original work from Bremerton native painter Anna Hoey will hang in June at the Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery in Old Town Silverdale. Info: or call (360) 698-1507.

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.


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

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.

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.


JIM LYNCH: Author of “The Highest Tide,” will be reading from his new novel, “Border Songs” at 3 p.m. June 28 at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing. Info: (360) 692-2375 or

BAINBRIDGE BOOKSALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 1-4 p.m. July 2 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info:

BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR MARY GUTERSON: Will be reading from her new book “Gone to the Dogs” at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Followed by Q&A and book signing. Info:, or call the store at (206) 842-5332.

‘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

PENINSULA ROMANCE WRITERS ASSOCIATION: Meets at 10 a.m. July 18 at the Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, E. Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

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.

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.


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 FathomsO’ 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

JON AUER (OF THE POSIES): Joins 90s-era songsmith Shawn Smith and Lorelei for an all-acoustic show at 9 p.m. June 26 at Winterland, followed by The Enemies Of... with Trailor Park Tweed, Hit the Switch and THC in the Sex Lounge at the same time June 27. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info:

SISTER HYDE: Crosses the Sound for a show with Nikx Lazy Eye, Boney Candy, Clash of the Titans and more at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Charleston, followed at the same time the next night by Havoc Laden with Beneath All Kaos, Kill Closet, The Ocean is Ours, Kill or Be Conquered and Sloppy Joe and the Carbombs, 7 p.m. June 27. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Next week: Le Attemps w/ guests June 30, The Timbreines w/ Creem City, Avatar Among Us and more July 2. Info:

THE IAN MCFERON BAND: Will jam with Sons of Guns at 9 p.m. June 26 at the Manette, followed at the same time the next night by Autonomous at 9 p.m. June 27. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info:

PERFORMANCES AT THE PASSAGE: The Clearwater Casino’s annual outdoor concert series kicks off with local funk band Coldnote, playing on the event lawn at 7 p.m. July 2. All ages, free, gates at 5 p.m. at the Clearwater, located on the peninsula side of the Agate Pass bridge along Highway 305 in Suquamish. Info:

GIMMIE GUNS: Will rock with The Last Up and Forgotten Manners at 7 p.m. June 27 followed at the same time the next night by an evening of black metal featuring Irony, Sacrement ov Impurity and touring California bands Nihlotep and Vesterian at 7 p.m. June 28. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 donation at the AFU, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info:

TREVOR LARKIN: Plays his acoustic indie rock at 8 p.m. June 27 at the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. All ages, cup of coffee for the cover. Info:

THE MOJO BLUES BAND: Plays at 8 p.m. June 27 at Tizleys Europub, located upstairs off Front Street in Poulsbo. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info:,

MASSACHUSETTES SINGER/SONGWRITER: Bob Paluzzi plays at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, followed at the same time the next night by instrumental guitarists Ronnda Cadle at 7:30 p.m. June 27. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info:

MOONDOGS TOO: Hosts back to back nights of classic Tina Turner-style with Ebra on the outdoor patio stage, starting at 7 p.m. June 26 and 27. Both shows are 21+, no cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info:,

EXPERTEASE: A group playing Billboard hits from today and yesterday will be playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 26 and 27 in the Beach Rock Lounge at the Clearwater Casino, located on the peninsula side of the Agate Pass Bridge off Highway 305 in Suquamish. 21+, no cover. Info:,

CASCADE: Navy Band Northwest’s big band will be giving a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. July 1 at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, performing contemporary big band jazz along with traditional favorites. All ages. Info: (360) 396-5517.

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: 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: 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: or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.


OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Call Barbara at (206) 343-4345 ext. 361.

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

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:

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

PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian Bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Info:


THE ORCHARD THEATER: Will be featuring “The Merry Gentlemen” along with another week of “Easy Virtue” and “Terminator: Salvation” this week June 26 through July 2, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For tickets and show time info, go to

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Will be featuring director Stephan Elliott’s “Easy Virtue” along with another week of “The Hangover” all week June 26-July 2, 4569 Lynwood Center Road, in addition to special Matinees that Matter showings of the documentary “Food Fight” with the short “Homegrown Revolution” at 5 p.m. June 26-27. Tickets for “Food Fight” are $9. For more show time and ticket info, go to

THE KINGSTON FIREHOUSE: Will be showing “Transformers 2” this week, June 26-July 2, located off Highway 104 in downtown Kingston. For tickets and more information, call (360) 297-4849.

AMY BURNETT’S HALF-HOUR FILMS: Show every Saturday on Bremerton Cable Access — BKAT - at 6:30 p.m., July’s programming includes “Downtown Summer” July 4, “Business as Usual” July 11, “Signs of the Times” July 18 and “Downtown Bremerton 1990” July 25. View t the films on Comcast cable channel 12 (in Bremerton and Poulsbo), Wave Cable channel 3 (in Port Orchard and Silverdale) and also online at

ORGANIST DENNIS JAMES: Will agin be helping the Historic Lynwood Theatre celebrate its anniversary, accompanying the classic silent film “The Crowd” (1928) with live music at 1:30 and 7 p.m. July 5, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $12. Info:

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE: Will be showing the classic film “Planet of the Apes” at 7 p.m. June 26, 515 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. All ages, tickets are $7. Info:

‘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.


‘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, 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 or call (360) 779-9688.

THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: The Jewel Box Theater’s resident improv troupe will be throwing down unscripted at 7:30 p.m. July 11 at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson Ave. in Poulsbo. Tickets at Info: or call (360) 779-9688.

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:

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

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


SK ‘GARDEN FESTIVAL:’ The South Kitsap Helpline and friends will be hosting the inaugural Garden Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 5 at the Port Orchard Nursery, a kick off for Helpline’s capital campaign fundraising efforts, including a guest appearance by King 5 TV personality and Master Gardner Cisco Morris who will speak from 4-5 p.m. The festival is free, but tickets to hear Cisco, including a reception with him, are $25. Reserve by calling (360) 876-4089.

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

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 or at

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:

PORT ORCHARD AUTHOR DEBBIE MACOMBER: Will be giving a short, humorous, condensed version of her 30-year career in publishing and some thoughts on Cedar Cove Days at the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce’s July membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. July 9 at McCormick Woods Golf Course Banquet Room. Reservations can be made at or by calling (360) 876-3505. Tickets are $20 for Chamber members, $22 for non. Info:

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, south of Port Orchard near Bremerton International Airport. Admission is $15 per space for merchants, $.50/single, $1/car load for shoppers. Info:


KINGSTON SK8 ROLLICK: The second annual Independence Day extended skate competition and concert will kick off at noon July 5 at the Billy Johnson Memorial Skate Park off of Lindvog Road in Kingston. Skating from noon-4 p.m., live music to follow. Info:

RELAY FOR LIFE: Bremerton and Central Kitsap High School will be hosting 24 hours of music, entertainment, food and games from noon to noon, June 27-28 at Silverdale Stadium, 7070 Stampede Blvd. in East Bremerton. Special events include opening ceremonies followed by the Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club, Slightly Bent from 2-4 p.m. June 27, Zumba, Jazzercise, Tropical Island Hour and more, plus the Luminary Ceremony at 10 p.m. June 27. Info: or call Tim or Jana at (360) 871-4453.

SUSTAINABLE FIRST MONDAY: In lieu of its regular Sustainable First Monday forum, Sustainable Bainbridge will be hosting an ole’ fashioned community “Sustainable Potluck” from 7-9 p.m. July 6 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. on Bainbrige. In keeping with the Sustainable Bainbridge mission, participants are encouraged to bring a dish with locally grown ingredients in addition to their own plates, utensils and beverages. Info:

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