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Five Things | Chill out with some ice hockey
Keep your eye on the puck during this weekend’s packed game play at the Bremerton Ice Center, as it hosts 12 teams in a 25-game Battle for the Sound tournament. The Kitsap County Outlaws will face teams from around the state, region and Canada. The first puck drops at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 12. Championship game begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Admission is free. Find the Bremerton Ice Center at 1950 Homer Jones Drive. Info: (360) 479-7465 or www.bremertonice.com.
Celebrate Mardi Gras Latin-style at the Charleston Ballroom. The Charleston’s traditional Second Friday Dance will feature Latin dance lessons with Christine Luders at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Info: MissMary@thecharlestonballroom.com.
Liberty Bay Books will bring “One Shoe Blues” — a collaboration between bestselling children’s author Sandra Boynton, King of the Blues B.B. King and a supporting cast of sock puppets — to life at a special sock-puppet event just for kids. Liberty Bay Books will supply the socks and decorating materials for kids to make sock puppets. The “One Shoe Blues” DVD will be playing in the store for inspiration. There will also be other storybook-based activities and refreshments. The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Find Liberty Bay Books at 18881-D Front Street in Poulsbo. For more information, call (360) 779-5909 or visit www.libertybaybooks.com.
Indie accoustic songstress Rachel Wiegand will play Bainbridge Island’s Stephens House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. She’ll be followed by Island native and folk rocker Bryan Dever. Check them out at www.myspace.com/rachelwiegandmusic and www.myspace.com/bryandever, respectively. Suggested $5 donation goes to musicians. Find the Stephens House at 191 Winslow Way West on Bainbridge.
See IslandWood’s All Roads On the Road Film Festival Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14. The selected films were screened at the National Geographic All Roads Film Showcase in Washington, D.C. Filmmakers from New Zealand, Israel, Peru, Mexico, Paraguay, Bolivia, Canada, and the United States are represented. All Roads is a National Geographic initiative created to provide an international platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture artists to share their cultures, stories, and perspectives through the power of film and photography. Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. The programs are free. To download a festival schedule or to pre-register, visit IslandWood’s website at www.islandwood.org.