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ARTS & CRAFTS
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend Recession-Friendly Art Show, slated for 1-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Town Square on Bainbridge, is looking for artists. This event is open to all artists and craftspeople who are interested in participating in a fun, casual recession-friendly event. Vendors are welcome to bring pictures of their work and portfolios, but all items sold will be priced at $100 or less. Send a short description of your work (with a maximum of five pictures) and what you’d like to exhibit to Kim Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Approvals will be sent by Aug. 3, and booth fees of $30 are due by Aug. 15. Application deadline is Aug. 1. Info: www.islandwineweekend.blogspot.com.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: The quarterly Old Town Silverdale Artwalk is looking for applicants to participate on Sept. 11. Each participating venue will display the work of the featured artist for up to three months. On opening night there will be a reception at each venue where the public can meet the artist, an event the artist is required to attend. The deadline is Aug 3. More details and online applications are available on the Old Town Silverdale website, including information about jurying and dates. Info: (360) 434-0686 or www.oldtownartwalk.com.
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 to four minutes of music, contrasting styles recommended. Percussionists should prepare two minutes. Sight-reading will be provided. Contact BSO’ personnel managers Lisa Hirayama at (206) 781-8354 or Patricia Beasley at (206) 842-6658 to schedule an audition. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Symphony.html.
BALLROOM DANCE: The Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine St. in Bremerton, host ballroom classes, followed by afternoon dances for seniors, starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 23-Aug. 27. Pre-registration suggested. Info: Call Jan at (360) 877-5181.
HERITAGE SHOWCASE: The Filipino Ancestry International (FAI) Dance Troupe will be performing at 6 p.m. on July 25 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton. The heritage showcase will feature Phillippine dances and songs influenced by Asia, South America and North America — merging Filipino Native American cultures and Manila men’s shrimp culture in Louisiana. Main floor reserved tickets are $25, loge reserved tickets are $20 and balcony reserved tickets are $10. Info/tickets: (360) 377-9125 or the Admiral Theatre Ticket Office at (360) 373-6743 or got o www.admiraltheatre.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.
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.
SONS HOST FOLK DANCERS: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway will play host to the traditional folk dancing group, BUK Kongsberg which is celebrating its 85th anniversary, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10, 18891 Front St., Poulsbo. There will be a folk dance workshop beginning at 3 p.m. at the lodge. A potluck is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation, school-age children is free. Info: (360) 779-5209.
BAINBRIDGE FARMERS MARKET: Raspberries, currants and cherries are in, as are vine-ripened tomatoes and delectable salad fixins, at the Bainbridge Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Town Square at City Hall.
PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET: Is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Marina Park in Port Orchard. Info: www.pofarmersmarket.org.
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 handmade art and crafts and local musicians play live music. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.
POULSBO FAMERS MARKET: Features fresh produce, 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 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.
WHALING DAYS: The annual Silverdale waterfront festival is slated for July 24-26 with live music, canoe races, the grand parade, Whale of a Run, a festival and street fair, beer garden, duck race and more at Silverdale’s Waterfront Park. Headliners for this year include Randy Linder’s Credence Clearwater Revival tribute at 8 p.m. July 24, followed by fireworks over Dyes inlet, Mike Herrera’s Tumbledown at 4 p.m. July 25, and the Joey James Dean Band at 8 p.m. July 25 and Jr. Cadillac at 3:30 p.m. July 26. Free, all ages. Info: www.whalingdays.com.
GREAT PENINSULA FUTURE FESTIVAL: The second annual eco-centric festival in Port Gamble will feature green exhibits, handmade crafts, food, speakers and workshops on alternative energy, beekeeping, weaving, sustainable gardening and more. Also there will be a trash art contest and science fair open to all ages. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for youth 13-18, kids under 12 are free. Info: www.greatpeninsulafuturefestival.org or call (425) 788-7496.
SLUG inFESTation: The Kingston Art Gallery and the Kingston Chamber of Commerce are selling “hunting licences” for a new town festival — the inaugural Kingston Slug Hunt — the SLUG inFESTation, slated for Aug. 8 in which 101 hand-painted slugs will be hidden throughout Kingston on a town-wide scavenger hunt. Finders keepers. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
MUSTANGS ON THE WATERFRONT: The Kitsap Mustang Club’s 21st annual Mustangs only car show returns to the Port Orchard waterfront July 26, kicking off with a cruise at the A&W on Mile Hill Road at 3 p.m. July 25 and culminating with the car show on the waterfront Sunday. Info: www.kitsapmustangclub.com.
NORTHWEST PUPPET THEATER: Returns to the Bloedel Reserve for a fourth summer with a new show entitled “The Knight and The Mermaid” featuring their signature hand-carved marionnettes in a tale filled with swashbuckling action and romance at 1 p.m. July 25 at the 150-acre nature preserve, 7571 Dolphin Dr. on Bainbridge. Targeted for children ages 3-12. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids 5-12, free for kids under five. Info: www.nwpuppet.org, www.bloedelreserve.org, (206) 842-7631.
BAINBRIDGE CHORALE SUMMER CAMP: Openings are available for kids entering grades 1-8, for the Bainbridge Chorale’s young singers summer vocal camp, slated for 5-7:30 p.m. July 27-31 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Dr. on Bainbridge. Tuition is $30. Info: (360) 780-CHOR or visit www.bainbridgechorale.org.
CHILDRENS DAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET: The Poulsbo Farmers Market will feature tie-dying and Kitsap Regional Library storytelling for the kids, in addition to the customary produce and products from local vendors, music and more. The Poulsbo Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in the medical center parking lot near the intersection of 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.
PROFESSIONAL BOOKBINDER AND CONSERVATOR: Carolina Veenstra will show six designs of handmade books and assist kids (ages 8-12) in making some to take home at 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at Eagle Harbor Books, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Materials supplied. Registration encouraged. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com, or call (206) 842-5332.
GARDENING CLASSES FOR KIDS: The master gardeners of Anna Smith Garden in Tracyton host gardening classes for children, age four through sixth grade, from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays now through Aug. 26. Each Wednesday is a different class: July 29, Noxious Weeds; Aug. 5, Composting; Aug. 12, Herbs; Aug. 19, Why Trees Are Important; Aug. 26, Old Shoe Day and Harvest Clean up. Anna Smith Garden is located on Tracyton Boulevard near Fairgrounds Road, park on the street. Classes are free, donations welcome. Info: call (360) 674-2199 or e-mail email@example.com.
SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR KIDS: Eagle Harbor Book Company will be hosting activities for kids at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through August 27. Wednesday programs will be geared for ages 8-12 while Thursdays will be for kids 3 and older, starting at 10 a.m. All events are free and open to the public at Eagle Harbor, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
DOGS & DEMOS AT THE VERKSTED: The Veksted Gallery’s annual photo contest begins Aug. 1. Submit one 4x6 color or black-and-white dog photo between Aug. 1-16 for the Poulsbo gallery’s annual Dog Days. Full contest rules are available at the gallery. Also Aug. 1-2, the gallery will host a sidewalk sale and on Aug. 15-16 selected Verksted artists will be demoing live in gallery. The Verksted is located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.
‘RECALL RENDEZVOUS:’ An exhibit of paintings by Anna Hoey and Larry Parker will be featured in the main gallery of Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, while installation artist Deanna Pindell will show “Improved Land For Sale” in the boardroom gallery. Both shows hang Aug. 2-30, with an artists’ reception slated for 5 p.m. Aug. 7. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.
PORT ORCHARD ARTWALK: The Port Orchard Waterfront Artwalk, featuring works from local artists, will be from 4-7 p.m. July 17 along Bay Street, Harrison Avenue and Sidney Avenue. Info: Paul Nuchims at (360) 895-4270.
THE KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Features Winnie Rich’s new exhibit “Exquisite Commonplace” hanging now through Aug. 2, exhibiting through Kingston’s inaugural SLUG inFESTation Aug. 8. The KAG is located off Highway 104, two blocks up from the ferry in downtown Kingston. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
VIRIDIAN FINE ART & FRAMING: Will be showing the works of Manchester’s Pat Bruzas with more than 20 pieces of her collage and Sumi paints. The framing business is located at 1800 Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard. The show will hang through July. Info: (360) 871-7900.
‘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 August. Info: www.kentholloway.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org 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) through August, 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. August also marks the gallery’s trademark “Pawsbo’s” Dog Days. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com or call (360) 697-4470.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTHOR HEATHER BARBIERI: Will be reading from her new book “The Lace Makers of Glenmara,” a coming of age story centered around the secrets of the lace-making craft, at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Q&A session to follow the reading. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com, www.heatherbarbieri.com.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 at the Bainbridge public library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org.
BESTSELLER J.A. JANCE: Will be back at the Kitsap Mall Barnes and Noble at noon July 24 in Silverdale. She’ll be reading, signing and speaking on her newest suspense novel “Fire and Ice,” the second book featuring her two signature characters — Seattle detective JP Beaumont and Arizona lady sheriff Joanna Brady — on the case together. Info: www.jajance.com or call the store at (360) 613-5352.
SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way 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 email@example.com or call (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m.
FOR CONCISE CRITIQUING: And stimulation, join the Fiction Writer’s Workshop which meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse — 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Marianna (360) 779-9199 for poetry or Sue (360) 297-3713 for fiction.
WHALING DAYS: The annual Silverdale summer festival will feature three days of live music on its mainstage w/ Texas three-piece ZZ Top tribute Tres Hombres opening for Randy Linder’s CCR Tribute starting at 6 p.m. July 24; The Drive, Skinny Charles, Rewind, Tumbledown, The Warren Brothers and the Joey James Dean Band headlining, all starting at noon July 25; and the Dave Carson Band, Jenny Davis & Friends and Jr. Cadillac, all starting at noon July 26. All shows are all ages, free at Whaling Days, along the Silverdale waterfront in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.whalingdays.com.
WINTERLAND: Hosts Sandman the Rappin Cowboy (N.D.) with Pat Makins and Brian Duclos as The Deuce Bags and Neutralboy with its hometown CD release for “Best Sex Ever” at 9:30 p.m. July 24. At the same time, the next night Gig Harbor band Big Wheel Stunt Squad comes to town guests TBA. Both shows are 21+, $7 cover for Sandman, $5 for the Stunt Squad, at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
THE CHARLESTON: Hosts Seattle band Jaded 52 with Victor Cutoff, Autonomadic, Ramona Come Closer and In Due Time at 7 p.m. July 24. At the same time the next night, Seattle band 3 Inch Max joins The Filibusters, Beneath All Kaos, Shadoya Jones and more July 25. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Next week: Libretto July 29 and California band Maridona July 30. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
THE MANETTE SALOON: Hosts the Olympic High School Class of ‘99 Reunion with dance music from Christine O’Daine and the Hip Replacements at 9 p.m. July 24, 2113 E. 11th Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.
THE AFU: Hosts the touring Wingnut Dishwashers’ Union with Country Control, P.S.A and more at 8 p.m. July 24. At the same time July 26, California bands C.O.P., Gross Negligence, Media Blitz and Face the Rail share the stage with Bad Genes. Both shows are all ages, beer and wine w/ ID, $5 cover at the AFU hall, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Next week: the Bremerton Pyrate Punx present Violation with Trigger, Gimmie Guns and more. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity, myspace.com/bremertonpyratepunx.
THE SOLID ROCK CAFE: Features Kristi & Megan from 7-9 p.m. July 24, followed at the same time the next night by Brittani & Justin at 6 p.m., with Joshua Lounsberry at 7:30 p.m. July 25. Both shows are all ages at the Solid Rock, 1140 Bethel Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.thecaferocks.com.
TIZLEYS EUROPUB: Features live music from Eric Fridrich at 8 p.m. July 25, all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover, located upstairs off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleys.
MOONDOGS, TOO: Hosts local band Super Heroes in Training at 7 p.m. July 24 on its outdoor patio stage in downtown Port Orchard. At the same time the next night, classic rock band Revolver takes the stage. And on Sunday, Brazilian jazz man Michael Martinez plays from 2-5 p.m. The Sunday jazz is all ages while Friday and Saturday nights are 21+, no cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.moondogstoo.com.
THE GLOBAL BEAN: Hosts local singer/songwriter Valerie Markell at 8 p.m. July 24, followed at the same time the next night by the indie acoustic songs of Christine Shawgo. Both shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Next week: there will be a late night open mic from 10 p.m. to midnight July 27. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.
THE BLOEDEL RESERVE: Hosts the Walk All Ways Jazz Septet for the final show of its summer concert series at 7 p.m. July 24 at the 150-acre nature preserve 7571 Dolphin Dr. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $25. Info: www.barrymusic.com, www.bloedereserve.org, (206) 842-7631.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Local singers Bryan and Celeste will play at 7:30 p.m. July 24, followed at the same time the next night by Americana songstress Rachel Harrington with Bob Rice July 25. Sunday will be the venue’s final open mic. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
FINAL SUNDAY OPEN MIC: Organizers of the Pegasus Coffeehouse Sunday Night open mic — which has taken place every week for five years, will host its final evening at 7:30 p.m. July 26, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All ages, all styles, by donation. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.
HELL’S BELLES: The all-female AC/DC tribute band plays Performances at the Passage series at 7 p.m. July 30 on the event lawn at the Clearwater Casino, located near the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 in Suquamish. All ages, tickets are $10. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com, www.hellsbelles.info.
POULSBO’S PORTSIDE PUB: Features live music every Friday and Saturday night, along with the town’s open mic night (formerly hosted at the Treehouse) every Thursday night, starting around 7 p.m. All shows are 21+, no cover at the Portside, 18779 Front St in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-9997. THE SENATE: Seattle’s very own rock and roll string band, The Senate, will perform at the Admiral Theatre’s new performing space, The Source, on at 8 p.m. on July 24. The Admiral Theatre is located at 515 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton; The Source is located on 5th Street around the corner from the Admiral Theatre. The Senate’s songs range from simple and introspective to driving and chaotic, a stylistic breadth mirrored in lyrics about power, love, war and death. Info/tickets: (360) 373-6743 or www.admiraltheatre.org.
BAINBRIDGE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The island’s annual one-day old time family music festival and fun fair will be from noon to 8 p.m. July 25 at Battle Point Park. Port Angeles band Deadwood Revival headlines with The Water Tower Bucket Boys, Lonesome Traveler, Atlas String Band and more for a day full of bluegrass. Plus merchant booths, music workshops and jams, hands-on music lessons for kids and Battle Point Parks natural ephemera. The park is located at 11299 Arrow Point Dr. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $7 individual, $15 for the family. A shuttle bus from the ferry is provided. Info: www.bainbridgebluegrassfestival.com.
BLOEDEL RESERVE SUMMER SHOWS: The Bloedel Reserve will host six performances this summer, featuring jazz, classical, world music, opera and two shows especially for children. These events are open to the public. Performances will be Walk All Ways Jazz Septet, 7 p.m. July 24, admission $25; and NW Puppet Theater’s “The Knight & the Mermaid,” 1 p.m. July 25, admission $15 adults, $10 children 5-12, under 5 free. Seating is provided under a tent on Reserve’s grounds. Concert-goers also have the option to bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Info/reservations: (206) 842-7631.
CONCERTS BY THE BAY: Port Orchard’s free, summertime concert series features Michael Anthony Pratt Band at 6:30 p.m. July 30 at the Marina Waterfront Park. The concerts continue at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday with Silverport Sound big band Aug. 6, Dew Grass Aug. 13, Usual Suspects Aug. 20, The Illusion of Elvis Aug. 27. At 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Jr. Cadillac will play the Cedar Cove Days Sock Hop at the same venue. All ages. Info: www.portorchard.com.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK: The Bainbridge free, summertime concert series features the cajun, creole and zydeco music of Whozyama at 7 p.m. July 29 at Waterfront Park. The concert series continues at 7 p.m. each Wednesday with pop punk/classic rock band Sub-Motive Aug. 5, Ranger and the Rearrangers Aug. 12 and MachOne Jazz Orchestra Aug. 19. All ages. Info: www.biparks.org.
SUMMER NIGHTS ON THE BAY: Poulsbo’s free, summertime concert series features The Four Plus Band Aug. 4 followed by the Blues Counselors Aug. 11. Both shows are all ages at 6:30 p.m. at the Kvelstad Pavilion in downtown Poulsbo. Info: Call Poulsbo Parks and Rec at (360) 779-9898.
CONCERTS ON THE BOARDWALK: Bremerton’s free, summertime concert series features the Spirit of Ojah at 6 p.m. July 24, followed by the series finale with Navy Band Northwest ‘Cascade’ at the same time July 31. Both shows are all ages at the Bremerton Harborside Boardwalk. Info: www.bremertonmsa.org.
CONCERTS ON THE COVE: Kingston’s free, summertime concert series will kick off with Harbor Days Weekend, featuring the KHS Jazz Ensemble July 30, Julie Holt and the Crazy Family Band July 31 and House of Cards Aug. 1. All shows are all ages, from 7-9 p.m. at Mike Wallace Park. The summer concert series continues every Saturday with Locust Street Taxi Aug. 8, Blues Counselors Aug. 15, Elvis Memories of King Aug. 22 and the Buz Whitely Band with the KHS Jazz Ensemble Aug. 29. Info: www.kingstonchamber.com or call (360) 297-3813.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
A WALK IN THE PARK: The Bainbridge Island Land Trust will be giving a variety of guided tours of the Gazzam Lake Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon, July 25. Refreshments, games and a photo scavenger hunt for the kids. Meet at the Vincent/Marshall Road entrance of Gazzam. Info: Call the BI Land Trust at (206) 842-1216.
KITSAP BEACH NATURALISTS: Will be gathering for a beach seine and beach walk at 1:30 p.m. July 25 at Fay Bainbridge State Park. Info: http://kitsap.wsu.edu/shore_stewards/beach_naturalists.htm, or call Peg at (360) 337-7224.
ANNA SMITH OPEN HOUSE: Anna Smith Children’s Park will celebrate the opening of a new butterfly habitat created by the Kitsap County Master Gardeners with the help of Fiskars Project Orange Thumb, during the park’s annual open house Aug. 1. Ribbon cutting ceremonies commence at 11 a.m., while the open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anna Smith Park, located on Tracyton Boulevard near the intersection with Fairgrounds Road. Info: (360) 674-2199.
WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP: The Bainbridge-based Bios Design will be giving a free, hands-on workshop on the different methods for creating a winter garden and the basics of when, what and how to plant, from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 1 at Holly Lane Gardens, 9432 Holly Farm Lane on Bainbridge. Bring garden tools and gloves. Info: www.bios-design.com, www.hollylanegardens.com, www.sustainablebainbridge.net.
MARTHA AND MARY GARDEN TOUR: Stroll through the resident gardens and greenhouse, plus learn about the resident horticulture program and its impacts at the 8th Annual Martha and Mary Garden Tour, from 6:30-8 p.m. July 29 at the Martha and Mary Health and Rehab Center, 19160 Front St. in Poulsbo. RSVP by July 15, call Sandy at (360) 779-7500 ext. 4317 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. No charge, donations welcome.
MATINEES THAT MATTER: Sustainable Bainbridge, in partnership with the Historic Lynwood Theatre, will present the award-winning documentary “The Garden” at 5 p.m. July 25-26 at the Lynwood, 4569 Lynwood Center Road, as the next film in the series ‘Matinees that Matter.’ Per usual, a Q&A session will follow, with speakers to be announced. Tickets are $9. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com, www.sustainablebainbridge.net, www.blackvalleyfilms.com.
FJORD FILM DISCUSSION GROUP: The Poulsbo library’s resident film group will be watching “Smoke Signals,” a film based on the short stories of Sherman Alexie at 7 p.m. July 29 in the community room of the Poulsbo library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. KRL associate and local film buff Charlie Wise will facilitate. Info: www.krl.org.
AT THE ORCHARD: This week the Orchard Theater will feature some classics and new releases. Beginning July 24, “Away We Go,” “Cheri,” “Moon,” “Fight Club,” and “Chinatown,” will play. The theater is located at 822 Bay St., Port Orchard. Info: (360) 850-1082 or www.orchardtheater.com.
AT THE LYNWOOD: This week the Lynwood, 4569 Lynwood Center Road, Bainbridge, Sam Rockwell stars in “Moon.” Rockwell plays a one-man crew on a space station who falls ill and begins to question his sanity when the space station’s mobile computer becomes his caretaker. Info: (206) 842-3080.
ROOFTOP MOVIES IN BREMERTON: Local developer the Third Place Company will be hosting outdoor evening movies atop the old JC Penney building in downtown Bremerton with live music starting at 8:30 p.m., preceding the show at dusk. July 24 will show “Independence Day,” July 31 will be “Back to the Future” while the final night Aug. 7 will be Bremerton’s Choice. Free paring. Info: Call Karen at (425) 990-1210 or email email@example.com.
POULSBO OUTDOOR MOVIES: “Princess Bride” will be the final free, community movie in downtown Poulsbo, starting at dusk July 29, located near Liberty Bay Books on Front St. Info: www.libertybaybooks.com or call (360) 779-5909.
‘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.
‘CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF:” The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo presents Tennessee Williams’ classic play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” directed by Laurel Watt. It will be presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 24-Aug. 1, and Aug. 14-22 and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 2, 16 and 23, at the theater, 225 Iverson St. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and active-duty military personnel and their dependents. Info/tickets: Reservations (360) 697-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘SWEENEY TODD:” Bainbridge Performing Arts Teen Broadway presents “Sweeney Todd, (School Edition) The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller” July 29 - Aug. 2 at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Tickets, $18 for adults, and $15 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info/Tickets: (206) 842-8569.
‘SEUSSICAL:” Some of the most colorful characters in children’s literature come to life in CSTOCK’s presentation of “Seussical,” which runs through Aug. 2. Curtains are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. The show is appropriate for all ages. Info: www.cstock.org.
HUMANITARIAN RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale to benefit the local Habitat for Humanity Women Build program is slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Reid Real Estate parking lot at the corner of Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill in Silverdale. Those with items to donate are asked to do so between 7-9 a.m. that morning. Info: www.kitsaphabitat.org.
HARVEST SWAP & ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Sustainable Bainbridge and Sound Food will be hosting a harvest swap from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Bjune Dr. on Bainbridge. Both fresh produce and items made from locally grown produce welcome. Leftovers will be donated to the Helpline House. Bring your own bowl and spoon for the ice cream social. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net, www.soundfood.org, or call (206) 842-4439.
ENTER TO WIN: Island Music Guild is conducting a drawing for one month of free music lessons. To enter the drawing, which is limited to students not currently enrolled with teachers at IMG) go to www.freelessons.islandmusic.org.