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TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the Week Oct. 9-15

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Bainbridge Performing Arts' season-opener 'The Prodducers' runs through Oct. 25 on the island. Info:
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THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Bob Ulsh at (360) 692-5375.

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

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


CALL TO ARTISTS: Bremerton’s celebration of Dia de los Muertos is looking for artists to participate in the Nov. 1 show at Artists for Freedom and Unity, 318 N. Callow, Bremerton. There are no hanging fees and there is a 20 percent commission on sales. Work does not have to be for sale to be shown. The art also will hang for the first Friday, Nov. 6. Info: (360) 782-1329.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The 16th annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country, an arts & crafts event on Dec. 4-6, is now accepting inquiries for participation from artists, musicians and food vendors. Info: Director Sharon Soames at (206) 842-6883 or

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 winter Studio Tour, slated for 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:

CVG SHOW 2010: Entry is now open for Collective Visions Gallery’s statewide CVG Show. Jake Seniuk, director of the Port Angeles Fine Art Center is this year’s juror. Once again more than $6,000 in prize money is available. Artists can enter in 2D, 3D and photographic art categories, at maximum dimension of 8 feet, via CAFE at Deadline is Nov. 19. Info: (360) 377-8327 or


THE KITSAP COMMUNITY CHORALE: Meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday evening at the Elim Lutheran Church, 5911 East Hillcrest Dr. in Port Orchard. Arrangements for auditions can be made by calling Don at (360) 908-9916.

KITSAP CHORALE: Resumes rehearsals this month at Elim Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. Info: Don Dilley at (360) 908-9916.


SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Educated Feet is hosting a second Saturday dance on Oct. 10 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road NE, Bainbridge. A potluck will begin at 6:30 p.m. An East Coast Swing Workshop will be from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m., with a dance will be from 8:15-10:30 p.m. Cost: $10/adults; $5/teens, includes workshop. Info:

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

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


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:

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:

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 call Jean at (360) 475-9153..

POULSBO FARMERS 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: 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

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.


PUMPKIN PATCH: Pumpkins are ripe for picking at the pumpkin patch at Suyematsu Farms, 9229 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-4388.

THE YOUNG ARTIST’S STUDIO: Children’s, teen’s and adult classes are available in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture at The Young Artists’ Studio, 1124 McKenzie Avenue near Evergreen Park. Info: (360) 479-3505 or

MEET THE KRATTS: Chris and Martin Kratt, animal adventurers of PBS, CBC and the Discovery Channel, will perform two shows on Bainbridge Nov. 7 to benefit KiDiMu. The opening act is the Not-Its. Tickets go on sale next week. Info:(206) 855-4650 or

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL: Poulsbo Park Day and the 2009 Fall Harvest Festival will be Oct. 10 in various locations throughout Poulsbo. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include a tour of Poulsbo’s parks, a pet parade at 2 p.m. Local businesses wil have food and drinks for sale. Info: (360) 779-9898 or, or (360) 779-9898 or

‘MAKING MYTH A REALITY:’ The Bainbridge Island Kids Discover Museum will celebrate reopening in it’s temporary location at 150 Madrona Lane on Bainbridge with a new exhibit inspired by Greek deities and mythic creatures. The grand opening preview of the exhibit “Mount Olympus Academy” will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 10, followed by adventurous storytelling with Guy Sidora at 2 p.m. Free for members, $5 admission. There will also be a special preview for members only at 5 p.m. Oct. 9, new members welcome. Info: or cal (206) 855-4650.

GO ON A SEA-FARI: National Geographic author/illustrator Nancy Woodman will be diving 1.5 miles deep into the Sea of Cortez in a three-person submarine, discovering the world of amazing sea creatures and hydrothermal communities, covering topics from journaling and outlining a manuscript to making dummies, creating thumbnail sketches and putting the whole book together at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Intended for kids third grade and up. Info:,


‘IT’S RAINING CATS AND DOGS:’ A whimsical exhibit of animal paintings from local painter Cynthia Dice will be at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave., during the month of october. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

THE ISLAND GALLERY: Will host an exhibit of decorative textiles from the Indonesian duo Isnia — Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam — during the month of October at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: or call (206) 780-7811.

‘ARTOBERFEST:’ The Kingston Art Gallery is brewing up an exhibit termed ‘Artoberfest’ featuring the work of sculptor Dawn Henthorn and acrylages by Marilyn Miller from Oct. 7-Nov. 8, located two blocks up from the ferry terminal in downtown Kingston. An artists’ reception is slated for the Second Saturday Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 10, with “magical mushrooms” and “happy haunting” this month. Info:

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE: Bainbridge photographers Grice and Schworer present a slide show from the new book on the work Cutler Anderson Architects, “Searching for True: Cutler Anderson Architects,” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: (360) 692-2375 or

SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS MEMBERHIP SHOW: The South Kitsap Artist Association will be exhibiting its annual competition membership show at the Sidney Art Gallery. The show will be Oct. 7-29. There will be a reception on 1-4 p.m. Oct. 11. The Sidney Art Gallery is located at 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: President Bob Ulsh at (360) 692-5375 or


‘CANNERY ROW’ POETRY CONNECTIONS: The Bainbridge Public Library will host an evening of poetry evocative of the life of John Steinbeck, presented by Bainbridge poets Jennifer Hager, David Stallings, Roger Midgett and Marit Saltrones, moderated by Neil Baker at 7 p.m. Oct. 15, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Part of the KRL’s One Book, One Community celebration. Info: or call (206) 842-4162.

GIGANTIC BOOK SALE: The Sylvay Way Library will host a giant three-day book sale from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. All proceeds benefit the library. Info: Call (360) 405-9100.

STILLWATERS USED BOOK SALE: Is in full swing, continuing through Oct. 9-11 which is Book Sale Bag Days weekend, wherein the finer books are put away and the rest go for $5 per bag Friday, $3 per bag Saturday and Free on Sunday. Still 1000s of books available. Info:

RICK STEVES: Travel writer, television host, and one of the most highly regarded authorities on international travel, Rick Steves, will discuss “Travel as a Political Act,” his new book that explores the ways travel can foster cultural understanding, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bainbridge High School Commons, 9330 NE High School Road, Bainbridge. Info:

ART GRICE AND TOM SCHWORER: Will present their slideshow based on “Searching For True: Cutler Anderson Architects,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Eagle Harbor Book Company. The event is free. Two seats can be reserved with the purchase of the book. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or

FIELDS END PRESENTS: Registration is now open for a one-day seminar with world-renowned creative writing expert Jurgen Wolffon Oct. 17 at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas. Early bird registration is $65 through the month of August. Day of registration will be from 8:45-10 a.m. and the presentation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas, 403 N. Madison, Bainbridge. Registration is $85, group fee (five or more people registering together) is $60. Info/registration:


CLEARWATER’S BEACH ROCK LOUNGE: Magic Bus, retro-rock and roll at its best, will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 9 and 10 at the Clearwater Casino’s Beach Rock Lounge. The Clearwater Casino is located on State Route 305 on the Poulsbo side of the Agate Pass Bridge. Info:

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Val D’Alessio brings her joy and passion powered folk-pop to the Pegasus with Anita Ensley at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, followed at the same time the next night by art-acoustic-folk-poppers Jessica Star Rockers Oct. 10. Both shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way in Bainbridge. Info:

WINTERLAND: Hosts Legends on Heroin w/ Artimus Maximus, The Fixt and Koozbane at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 9, followed at the same time the next night by HalloQueen (a Queen tribute), Klementine and more Oct. 10. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Next week, there will be Winterland karoake Oct. 15. Info:

THE CHARLESTON MUSIC VENUE: Features Ambulance with A Version Of, Rishloo, Safari and Desperation Company at 7 p.m. Oct. 10. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Next week: Shades of Sanity plays with Enemy Action and more at 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Info:

THE MANETTE SALOON: Hosts live rock and roll from local band Shark Sandwich at 9 p.m. Oct. 9, followed at the same time the next night by DJ’s Malo Castro and Rose, Oct. 10. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Next week: Mike Herrera will play a solo acoustic show Oct. 15. Info:

THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY: Will host a free show featuring Randall Kimball, DJ XX, Austin Lee and more at 6 p.m. Oct. 10, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID. Info:

THE GLOBAL BEAN: Features the indie folk rock of Tom Kessler at 8 p.m. Oct. 9, followed at the same time the next night by AlishaBug and Stella Lovina, Oct. 10. 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 celtic jam session at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Info:

‘FERRY BOAT CELLIST:’ Serena Tideman on cello and piano, Takako Satoh on koto, Hanna Eady on oud and guest Estonian poet Ellom will perform a Cello Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. All ages, donations benefit repair of Tideman’s 103-year-old cello. Info: Call (206) 842-4164.

LIVE AT JUWAPAS: The only all-vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Kitsap will host a free, all ages concert from multi-instrumentalist street performer Christopher of the Wolves at 6 p.m. Oct. 16, 834 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: or call the restaurant at (360) 876-0501.

JODY GRAVES IN CONCERT: The Kitsap Chapter of the Washington State Teachers Association hosts Jody Graves in concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Christ Memorial Church in Poulsbo. The concert will begin Kitsap Music Teachers Association’s inaugural ensemble program. Graves has performed concerts in Austria, Norway, France, Scotland, Germany, Japan and the Persian Gulf serving as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Info:

GALLERY CONCERT: Andres and Navino Condon, modern troubadours, will perform a gallery concert featuring Chilean world music at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton. Tickets are $14 advanced sales, $17 at the door. Info: (360) 377-8327 or

LEO KOTTKE: Guitarist-singer-composer Leo Kottke will perform a solo concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton. This is Kottke’s first concern in the area in more than five years. Info/tickets: Admiral box office at (360) 373-6743 or

‘BRITISH INVASION:’ The third in a popular series of tribute concerts promoted by Mark Hoffman and Art Hanlon, pays tribute to the songwriters of the U.K. and Ireland at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Island Music Center, 10598 NE Valley Road on Bainbridge. All Ages, $10 for adults, kids under 12 free. Info:

COLDNOTE: Will take the stage from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Filling Station, 11200 NE State Highway 104, Kingston. Info: (360) 297-7732.

RANGER AND THE RE-ARRANGERS: Will host the release party for its second CD “Django’s Tiger” — a tribute to the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Rhinehardt — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Bainbridge Commons, near waterfront park on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. Info:


MUSHROOM HUNTING: Arborist Jim Trainer will be taking a stroll into the old growth of the Silverdale watershed, guiding Bainbridge Public TV and the Kitsap Mushroom Club on Oct. 10. Meet up at 9 a.m. at the Silverdale Waterfront Park. Info:

PLANETARIUM SHOW: “Galaxies in the ‘Hood: The Local Group,” hosted by the Battle Point Astronomical Association, will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Helix House at Battle Point Park, Bainbridge. Our Milky Way galaxy belongs to the “Local Group,” a set of about 30 galaxies held together by their mutual gravitational attraction. Smaller “satellite galaxies” cluster around the two most massive galaxies: our own, and the Andromeda Galaxy. Understanding the dynamic interactions between all these galaxies helps astronomers determine what happened and what will happen to stars in the Milky Way like the Sun. Info: (206) 842-9152.

‘PLANT PARENTHOOD:’ The next native gardening class at Stillwaters, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, will cover how to propagate native plants from cuttings, taught by Fay Linger at 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Cost is $20. Stillwaters is located at 26059 Barber Cutoff Road in Kingston. Info:


THE ISLAND FILM GROUP: Will be watching and discussing the 1978 film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info:, or call (206) 842-4162.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE: Will screen the 1945 musical “Anchors Aweigh,” starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, as part of its monthly Classic Film Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All seats $7. Info:

AT THE LYNWOOD: “Bright Star” will screen this week at The Historic Lynwood 4569 Lynwood Center Road, NE, Bainbridge. The film is nominated for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is about the relationship between John Keats and his next-door neighbor, an 18-year-old girl. Info:


ISLAND THEATRE: Presents a staged reading of “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free, donations appreciated. Info: or call the library at (206) 842-4162.

IMPROV COMEDY: “The Eyes of Joanne,” presented by the The Portable Reality Show, is a full-length, fully improvised classic horror film-genre presentation. Curtain rises at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17 at the Jewel Box Theater, 225 NE Iverson. Tickets are available at Info: (360) 779-9688 or


SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW: Norm Hollingshead will preview Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave., in advance of the Seattle Opera’s fall season premiere. Free. Info:,,

HISTORY OF STRAWBERRY CANNING: Bainbridge Islander Jerry Elfendahl will be discussing the history of strawberry canning on Bainbridge Island at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Part of the KRL’s One Book, One Community celebration of John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row.”

NIGHTMARE FAIR: Freaks and phantoms and dark clowns are waiting at the Nightmare Fair from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 beginning in the lobby of the old Bainbridge Island pool. Admission is $5 and food for Helpline. Not recommended for children younger than 10.

TEA AND VINTAGE FASHION SHOW: The West Sound Wildlife Shelter is hosting an afternoon tea and vintage fashion show. Athena, the beautiful barred owl, and a vintage fashion show featuring clothes from the 1880s through the 1960s are the planned entertainment for the two shows: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 11 at McCormick Woods Golf Club, Port Orchard; and 3-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Wing Point Country Club, Bainbridge. Tickets are $30 each, or a table for eight at $210. Info: (206) 855-9057, ext. 5.

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