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Recognizing the importance of pets

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap strives to keep pets with their owners PET RETENTION

BY ERIN JENNINGS Kitsap Week

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he struggling economy has caused more than lost jobs and foreclosures. It's also caused heartache for pets and their families. “In the three years since the downturn of the economy, pet shelters nationwide have been besieged by pet surrenders, which were done purely for financial reasons,” said Mark Hufford, executive director of PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap. But before we go any further, let's clear up the name confusion. The PAWS in this article is an independent organization. It’s not affiliated with any of the 40 organizations nationwide that use the name PAWS. So what does the local PAWS do? “We are more than just the cat adoption center on Miller Road [on Bainbridge Island]. That’s only about one-sixth of what we do,” program director Marylou Zimmerman said.

An important mission of PAWS is to help pet owners keep their furry friends. This is accomplished by providing low-income spay and neuter services, veterinary assistance, and stocking pet food at local food banks. “We do what any caring neighbor would do if their neighbor came to them and said, ‘I lost my job and my dog needs surgery,’ ” PAWS executive director Mark Hufford said. “We help low-income families and provide direct financial assistance to care for pets of low-income neighbors.” Locally, he estimates PAWS has helped more than 1,000 pets remain with their owners. PAWS asks the question, “How can we help families keep their pets?” If a dog suffers from an ear infection and the owner can’t afford treatment, sometimes the owner believes the only option is to turn the dog over to a shelter in order for it to receive medical care. That is where PAWS steps in to help provide financial

assistance. “I believe we’re the only organization in all of Western Washington with a program of this type, and there’s no question it’s helped stem the tide of potential pet relinquishments,” Hufford said. He estimates that since the stock market crash in 2008, PAWS has helped more than 1,000 pets remain with their owners. Keeping the pet out of the shelter benefits the animal and its owners. “If you are at a lowincome level, everything is already stressful,” Zimmerman said. “Being able to have a connection with a pet that is uncomplicated is great for the whole family.” In the two years since PAWS began its pet food drive, Zimmerman estimates PAWS has helped to distribute 12 tons of food to local food banks. “They can’t keep it on the shelf,” she said.

PETS AND LOVING SENIORS (PALS) Based on research showing that living with or interacting regularly with pets lowers rates of heart attack and heart disease, PAWS has teamed up with seniors in the community to connect then with other seniors — senior cats, that is.

“Being able to have a connection with a pet that is uncomplicated is great for the whole family.” Marylou Zimmerman, program director for PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap

Through this program, an older cat is placed in the home of a senior, and PAWS maintains ownership of the cat. (That way, if the foster parent needs to move to a different location where animals aren’t allowed, the cat will be returned to PAWS.) PAWS also covers the cat’s expenses. And because older cats are more difficult to adopt (most people prefer to adopt kittens or younger cats), this program helps get an older cat out of the shelter and into a home. “As a senior, having a warm, loving body in your house may be your only daily connection with something else,” Zimmerman said. “It’s a nice connection for the seniors, and it’s great for older pets.”

Among the many services PAWS offers is veterinary assistance help for low-income pet owners. Courtesy photo

BUDDY BRIGADE Another facet of PAWS is its Buddy Brigade program. After passing an eight-week training class and becoming certified, dogs can spread joy and love in areas that don't often receive fourlegged visitors. Participants visit nursing homes and senior centers, as well as

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PET ADOPTIONS The PAWS adoption facility on Bainbridge is strictly for cats, but it offers a personal shopper service to help families find the perfect dog. Here’s how it works: an adoption specialist sits down with the interested party and asks a lot of questions, such as “What are you looking for in a dog?” “What is your family like?” By asking questions, the adoption specialist can help narrow down the types of dog that would be the best fit for the family. Then the specialist begins to scour websites looking for the right dog. Specialists are familiar with how to decipher listings on the Internet — think doggie personals. “Would do best living in a house without felines” may mean the dog enjoys chasing cats. The goal is to help find the right match for the dog and the new family. Taking the time up front to figure out what type of dog would best suit the family helps to prevent the dog from being returned. If, say, the See PAWS, Page 3


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ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS IN KITSAP

prospective family prefers low-energy activities, a border collie wouldn't be the right fit.

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap: PAWS’s service area is Bainbridge and North Kitsap from Hansville to Silverdale. Info: www. pawsbainbridge.org. Rescue Every Dog (R.E.D): Kitsap-based, but help dogs throughout the state. Info: www. rescueeverydog.org. Kitsap Humane Society: Located in Silverdale. Info: www.kitsap-humane.org. The organizations all work together, with the common goal of helping pets and owners. Abby Ouiment, director of public relations for the Kitsap Humane Society, said, “Sometimes in the non-profit world, people think you’re competitive for donor dollars and publicity. But in the animal welfare world, people really care about the animals, so it’s whatever it takes to get them adopted.”

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DONATIONS Like most non-profits, PAWS relies on donations to help cover expenses. Requests for veterinary assistance have gone up 30 percent per year, for three years in a row. In order to meet the continuing demand, Hufford said PAWS has a goal of raising $75,000 by Jan. 1. During the month of October, the first $10,000 in online donations will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor. (Donors can donate via the PAWS website; see sidebar for details.) Hufford is constantly amazed with the generosity of the community — down to its youngest members. “We’ve had kids (operate) lemonade stands for PAWS,

or some ask for donations to PAWS instead of birthday gifts,” Hufford said. “When that happens, it just about knocks you over with a feather.” And while there has always been a percent-

age of the population that struggles financially, Zimmerman said the group has grown larger. “We get assistance requests from people that used to be our donors,” she said.

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A kitten recovers from surgery at PAWS. To help control the pet population, PAWS provides low-income pet owners assistance with spaying and neutering their animals. Courtesy photo


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aroundkitsap BAINBRIDGE ISLAND REVIEW Citizens, professionals craft Plan B: Contemplating disaster isn’t at the top of most people’s list of how to spend a Monday evening, but for the roughly 50 people who gathered at the Bainbridge Commons this week, the evening proved informative. “I’m not going to blow smoke here – pardon the pun – and say we’re ready,” Bainbridge Island Fire Chief Hank Teran said. “We’re not.” Building on previous work done by the city, and partnering with other organizations, the department has assembled a five-year plan to help deal with seven types of potential emergencies on Bainbridge.

— bainbridgereview.com.

BREMERTON PATRIOT Olympic High School program provides dresses for school dances: “Isn’t it $100 for a dress?” a student casually asked as she walked into Olympic High School with several dresses slung behind her back. Catherine Kamp, a volunteer for the “Oly Boutique” corrected the student: The dresses are free. The Oly Boutique, run by Kamp and Katie Fanua, the school’s security guard, is a program where donated dresses are provided to girls for the high school’s dances at no charge. The girls can keep the dress or donate it back to the program. — bremertonpatriot.com. CENTRAL KITSAP

Catherine Kamp looks at the window display for the ‘Oly Boutique’ at Olympic High School. Kamp is one of the volunteers that helps gather dresses for girls to wear at school dances. Kristin Okinaka / Bremerton Patriot REPORTER Largest cuts ever for school district: An estimated $6.8 million will need to be cut from the 2012-13 school year budget for the Central Kitsap School District. Where to start is everyone’s question.

“It’s a little nerve-racking because we’ve already had some big cuts already,” said Lori Durham, who has a son in the school district. Because of its loss of federal monies in lieu of taxes — about $4.3 million for next school year — as well

NORTH KITSAP HERALD No severe-weather shelter in North Kitsap this winter: If you’re homeless in North Kitsap when the temperature dips below freezing, you’ll have to make your way to Bremerton for a place to stay the night. Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and homeless advocates decided last week not to open a severe weather shelter at Poulsbo First Lutheran Church, citing low numbers last winter. People needing shelter will need to go to Bremerton Foodline, 1600 12th St. — northkitsapherald.com. PORT ORCHARD INDEPENDENT Police reserve officer

completes 20-year volunteer career: Bruce Baillie joined Port Orchard’s volunteer police program because he thought it would help him start a small business. “I thought that there would be some great money in teaching women how to shoot firearms,” he said. “I thought if I became part of the reserve, that would add credibility to my background.” Baillie never started the business, but he stuck with the volunteer program for 20 years, beginning with the reserve academy in December 1990 and finishing Oct. 1 as a Level 1 officer, the highest rank a volunteer can earn. — portorchardindependent. com.

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Chinese acrobats will entertain in Bremerton BY: ERIN JENNINGS Kitsap Week

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he Chinese acrobatic traditions that have been around for more

than 2,000 years will take to the stage in Bremerton on Sunday. “The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats will perform death-defying and gravitydefying acts,” said Cynthia

Dike-Hughes, spokesperson for the troupe. The troupe consists of 13 young people, all from China and all professional acrobats. Chinese students graduate from high school at the age of 16 and then either go on to college or begin a career. Aspiring acrobats begin training at the age of 6 or 7 and attend specialty schools. In the morning, they are taught the three R's; in the afternoon, they perfect their acrobatic craft. By the age of 16, they are considered professionals and begin their careers. “It’s quite prestigious to be an acrobat in China,”

Dikes-Hughes said. “Many acrobatic families pass down the tradition.” Unlike modern jugglers who may use bowling balls and glow sticks in their acts, the acrobatic tradition is all about utilizing what people have on hand. Jugglers perform with chairs, pots, tables and vases. And while Dike-Hughes will not give away all the surprises in the show, she did point out some highlights: such as the two strong men who balance off each other and contortionists who bend their bodies in ways you didn't know were possible. And then there is the bicycle pagoda. Unlike a typical Schwinn, this bicycle holds not one rider but 13. The Shangri-La Acrobats have performed for 32 years across the country. Dike-Hughes said it's a very family-friendly show and entertains all ages from young children up to grandparents. From acts using diabolos (a type of Chinese yo-yo) to spinning plates to flipping through hoops, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

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Safely dispose of your medicine

Who are you again? What to do when you forget a name Dear Erin, How do you handle a situation when you forget the name of a person that you have casually known for years? Stammering in Seabeck Dear Stammering, The older I get, the more this happens to me. Just last week I ran into an acquaintance that I've known for 10 years. I remembered lots of details: her children's names, her hometown and even her dog. But for the life of me, I couldn't recall her name at that exact moment. When this happens — and it happens to the best of us, I suggest being overly polite and honest. “I am so sorry, but I’m having a brain freeze. Can

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knows you haven’t forgotten them, just that you temporarily can’t recall their name. If anyone has suggestions on what to do when a person persistently forgets that you've met before, send me your ideas. There is one person whom I have met probably eight times and each time she acts as if she's meeting me for the first time. I am running out of politeness with her. And no, she doesn't suffer from prosopagnosia – a disorder of face perception. She remembers other people, just not me. — Ask Erin is a feature of Kitsap Week. Have a question? Email ejennings@ northkitsapherald.com.

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kitsapcalendar ART GALLERIEs A Crazy Lady on 4th Street Gallery: The gallery has transformed for the abstract and the macabre and will send shivers up your spine. The gallery is located at 296 Fourth St., Bremerton. Amy Burnett Gallery and Historical Museum: The exhibit “The Hats” is open. More than 40 vintage hats are on exhibit, as well as paintings of women wearing hats. The gallery is located at 408 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery: October exhibits: sculpture artists Jeffrey Brown and Amy Roberts; and painter Cathy Woo. The gallery is located at 151 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island. BPA Gallery: Featured artist is Steven Fogell. Fogell drew inspiration for this collection from the lush feeling of an antique French aviary and menagerie. Info: (206) 842-8569. Collective Visions Gallery: CVG is now seeking entries for the 2012 CVG Show, a statewide, juried art competition for artists residing in Washington state. Cash awards totaling $6,000 will be awarded. Entries via CAFÉ: $35, (CVG can process your slide, CD and photo entries for an additional $15 fee). Up to three entries, two views each, maximum dimension 8 feet for 2D, 3D and Photo/Digital Arts categories. For a prospectus, visit www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327. The gallery is located at 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Entry deadline is Nov. 17. CVG is also accepting poetry entries for an art and poetry exhibit to be held in March. Submissions should be

sent to Tess Sinclair at hopilight@ aol.com and must include poets name, phone number, address and email address. Deadline for poetry submissions is Nov. 30. Exhibit of Plein Air Paintings of Bloedel Reserve: Oct. 16 through Nov. 30 at Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special half-price admission day on Oct.16 will open the show. Children age 12 and younger are always admitted free. Info: www.bloedelreserve.org. Front Street Gallery: Julia Miller is the featured artist. The gallery is located at 18881 Front St., Poulsbo. The Gallery at OC: Artists from around Kitsap and Mason counties were selected to show their work at this event. The gallery is located in Art Building A on Olympic College’s Bremerton campus. The Island Gallery: Featured artists this month: wood workers. The exhibit is titled “Take a Seat,” and showcases benches. The gallery is located at 400 Winslow Way E., No. 120, Bainbridge. Verksted Gallery: Showcasing artists’ silent auction donations for Fishline Food Bank and Emergency Services’ Oct. 15 fundraiser, “A Night at the Improv.” The silent auction will take place during the fundraiser at The Jewel Box Theatre. The gallery is located at 18937 Front St., Poulsbo.

Benefits and events Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon: Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to

1:30 p.m. at Harrison Hospital’s Garden Room on the Silverdale Campus, 1800 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. RSVP: (360) 7444625 or email cancersupport@ harrisonmedical.org. Lunch will be provided by Advanced Medical Imaging. Fall Fruit Show: Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way. Learn about growing fruit and tips on pest and disease prevention. Kathleen Sutton Inspirational Fund Auction: Oct. 15, 4-7 p.m. at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion in Port Gamble. Tickets are $10 and include hors d’oeuvres, dessert and one beverage. Money raised helps to cover transportation expenses for local women who need cancer treatment. Tickets and info: kathleensuttonfund.org. Backyard Forest Stewardship: Does your property include forest land or trees? Living in a forested setting presents unique challenges. The Kitsap Regional Library is sponsoring a series of four workshops at which WSU Kitsap County Extension Forestry staff will teach you how to reduce the risk of fire, provide wildlife habitat, and improve the health of your trees and the forest floor. This is part of the “One Book, One Community” event. Downtown Bremerton branch: Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Living History: “Teddy Roosevelt, Conservationist,” Oct.15, 1 p.m. at Kitsap Mall (next to Barnes & Noble.) Roosevelt, portrayed by living history presenter Larry Marple, talks about his philosophy and accomplishments as a

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conservationist. Later the same day, Marple will present at 7 p.m. at the Port Orchard Pavilion, 701 Bay St. This time he will describe his life and the issues facing the country during the his presidency (1901–09). Free. A Kitsap Regional Library One Book, One Community event. Info: www.krl.org. Dig Pink: Oct. 18 at 6:15 p.m. at North Kitsap High School. North Kitsap High School will face South Kitsap High School in a volleyball match as a fundraiser for the Kathleen Sutton Memorial Fund. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink. The event will include raffle and silent auction items. Info: (360) 509-0763. Kitsap County Leadership Prayer Breakfast: Oct. 20 from 6:308:30 a.m. at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale. The breakfast is open to the public, and the cost is $20 per person, or a table of 10 for $175. Advance tickets only. Featured speaker is Ed Tandy McGlasson, former NFL lineman, best-selling author and speaker. Reservations: John Taylor, (360) 779-8510. IslandWood’s HOWL-o-weeen: Oct. 23 from 1-5 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave., Bainbridge Island. The event is free, but preregistration is required. Info: (206) 855-4384 or email Christian Doherty at Christinad@islandwood.org. Transform your pumpkins into fascinating and wacky characters. Listen to scary (and notso-scary) tales of ghosts and goblins by the fire in the Great Hall. Walk along the haunted pumpkin patch trail. Mushroom Mania: Nov. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave., Bainbridge. Tickets are $5, children 3 and younger are free. Info: (206) 855-4384 or email Christinad@ islandwood.org. Join Roger Ryno, chairman of the Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society and IslandWood naturalists for an informal evening workshop. Explore the fascinating natural history of the fungus in an informative presentation followed by hands-on, mushroomy investigations. Annual Church Bazaar: Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave., Poulsbo. The event will have more than 40 tables of handcrafted

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CLUBS, meetings, support groups F:67 Camera Club: Meets Oct. 17 at 6:45 p.m. at The Artist Edge, 9960 Silverdale Way NW in Silverdale. This is a program night where the topic will be “Matting and Framing” put on by the Artists Edge staff. Info: (360) 275-3019. Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS): Meets Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. The program will be “Collective Problem Solving in Genealogical Research.” Share a success or get help with a challenge from members. Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Info: (206) 855-9457. Bainbridge Island Women’s Club: Meets Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. The meeting is open to all women interested in hearing a presentation by Lisa Williams, a travel specialist from Bainbridge Travel, who will speak to about interesting travel destinations with special emphasis on Iceland and Costa Rica. Info: Karen Sjolseth (206) 201-3203. Rotary Club of Silverdale: Meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Silverdale Beach Hotel. Program for Oct. 20 is a presentation concerning the functions and services of the state Employment Office hosted by Bud Grahn and Gail Morse. Oct. 27 is a “Rotary Round Robin” with involvement by all club members. Info: Jack Hamilton (360) 308-9845. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA): Monthly luncheon

on Oct. 28 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. A social hour will begin at 11 a.m., followed by luncheon at noon with the program to follow. Capt. Steve Vincent, former commanding officer of USS Germantown (LSD42), will speak on his experience as a CO, his connections with the reserve community, and his work with Hire America’s Heroes, a Puget Sound nonprofit organization. Membership in MOAA is open to individuals or surviving spouses who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or NOAA. RSVP by Oct. 12: Myra Lovejoy, (360) 769-2412. Puget Sound Genealogical Society: Meets Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PSGS library, 2501 SE Mile Hill Drive, Suite A102, Port Orchard. Part one of this class includes tips from instructor Linda Webb on how to “set the stage,” preparing Power Point presentations. In Part two instructor Jean Yager will demonstrate how to create a slide show. Class is free to members, $10 for nonmembers. Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups: Meets the first Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Linda’s Knit ‘N‘ Stitch, 3382 NE Carlton St., Silverdale. Info: Cyd Wadlow, (360) 779-9064. Women and Cancer Support Group: Second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m. at Harrison Medical Center Oncology Conference Room (second floor), 2520 Cherry Ave., Bremerton; first and third Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Harrison Poulsbo Hematology and Oncology, 19500 10th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Poulsbo. Info: cancersupport@harrisonmedical.org.

dance Latin Dance Class (Rumba): Five classes beginning on Oct. 19 through Nov. 16, from 7:30-9 p.m. at Ridgetop Junior High, 10600 Hillsboro Drive NW, Silverdale. Cost: $70 couple or $60 seniors 62 and older. Info: Jerry (360) 779-4686. Latin Night: Oct. 22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Seabold Community Hall, 14450 Komedal Road, Bainbridge Island. Cost: $10, includes lesson and dance.

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FARMERS MARKETS Bainbridge Island: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall in Winslow. What’s tough on the outside but sweet on the inside? Winter squash! Thick tough shells protect rich, sweet deliciousness. Come check out buttercup, butternut, and pumpkin, just to name a few of the many great varieties. The market will remain open at City Hall park through Nov. 12 and then move to the winter location at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Nov. 19 through Dec.17. Kingston: The last market of the season is Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kingston Marina, Central Avenue and Washington Boulevard. Poulsbo: Saturdays through Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of Iverson Street and 7th Avenue.

FILMS “The Big Trees:” Oct. 15,1:30 p.m., Manchester Library, 8067 E. Main St. Free. Directed by Feliz Fiest (1952) Starring Kirk Douglas and Eve Miller. An unscrupulous lumberjack covets lands owned by a religious sect. His greed is tempered by the love of a pious woman. A Kitsap Regional Library One Book, One Community event. Info: www.krl.org. “Sometimes a Great Notion:” Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Firehouse Theatre, 11171 NE State Route 104. Free. Directed by Paul Newman. (1970, Universal. 114 min.) Starring Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin. Based on Ken Kesey’s classic 1964 novel about a family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggling to keep the family business alive during changing times. PG. A Kitsap Regional Library One Book, One Community event. Info: www.krl.org. “Wildfire:” Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St. Free. A documentary about the 20-day firefight in the Wenatchee National Forest in the summer of 1970. Narrated by Lorne Greene. 51 minutes. A Kitsap Regional Library One Book, One Community event. Info: www.krl.org. “The Long, Long Trailer:” Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NW Carlton St. Free. Honeymooners Lucy and Desi find camping in the West a little incendiary for their relationship. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. 1953. 96 minutes. A Kitsap Regional Library One Book, One Community event. Info: www. krl.org. Matinees that Matter: The film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” plays on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. at Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island. Tickets: $9. The film is about Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land. Post-film discussions will be moderated by members of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.org.

“The Greatest Good”: Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 100 Ravine Lane, on the corner of State Route 305 and Winslow Way. This free movie is part of Kitsap Regional Library’s monthlong, “One Book, One Community” event. A screening of excepts from “The Greatest Good,” the awardwinning 2005 centennial film on the history of the U.S. Forest Service, will be followed by a panel discussion on the conflicting uses of public forest lands today.

LITERARY Field’s End Roundtable: Oct. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Author Janée J. Baugher discusses the topic, “Visual Arts in the Literary Arts: How and Why We Write Ekphrastically.” Baugher is the author of a collection of ekphrastic and travel poems. Free. Info: www. fieldsend.org. Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Mondays, 5-7 p.m., Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Read one of your chapters aloud, followed by group critique on hard copies. Info: Ron, (206) 780-2377. Silverdale Writers’ Roundtable: Looking for aspiring writers. If you are writing a novel or memoir (or thinking of writing one), join this writing group on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Cafe Noir in Silverdale. Free. Info: (360) 8304968.

MUSIC Craig Sheppard Concert: Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber CutOff Road, Kingston. Tickets: $15 adult, $10 student or senior, and $35 family. Sheppard, an internationally acclaimed artist with more than 40 years experience as a concert pianist. Hot Boddies in Motion: Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge Island. Tickets: $10 and available at www.treehousebainbridge.com. Bremerton Symphony Concert: Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert chat at 6:30 p.m.) at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St., Bremerton. Tickets: $24 for adult, $8 youth. The performance will be “The Great Romantics” featuring Tchaikovsky and Brahms. Tickets and info: (360) 373-1722. Jack Wilson: Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at The Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island. Tickets: $10 and available at www.treehouse-

bainbridge.com. Jazz at El Croal: Fridays, 6-9 p.m., featuring Mark Lewis with different musicians each week. Oct. 14, Allen Alto; Oct. 21, Jim Day; Oct. 28, Milo Petersen. El Croal Mexican Restaurant is located at 536 4th St., Bremerton. All ages. No cover. First Sundays at the Commons: Burn List jazz quartet performs on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Drive, Bainbridge. Admission is $20 general, $15 seniors & $10 youth. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets. com. Burn List is composed of trumpeter Cuong Vu, tenor saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi, keyboardist Aaron Otheim and drummer Chris Icasiano. Poulsbo Family Orchestra: Meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room at 700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. Cost: $10. Certified teacher, Barbara Henry, will lead you through classical repertoire and technical instruction in a fun and friendly atmosphere. This an all ages group for beginning and intermediate string players. Info: (360) 379-9057. Washington Old-Time Fiddlers: Meets every third Saturday from September to May in the Square Dance Hall on Old Belfair Highway in Gorst. Schedule: 11 a.m., tune learning; noon, lunch and meeting; 1-3 p.m., jamming. Listen or join in. Info: (360) 779-5257.

THEATER “The Guys”: As part of the Kitsap Regional Library’s One Book, One Community reading of “The Big Burn,” by Timothy Egan, Island Theatre presents a free staged dramatic reading of “The Guys,” by Anne Nelson. Written shortly after 9/11, this 90-minute two-person drama is based on the true story of eight firefighters who lost their lives in the Twin Towers — ordinary men who, like the firefighters in “The Big Burn,” showed extraordinary bravery and self-sacrifice. Bainbridge: Oct. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave.; Bremerton: Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way; Poulsbo: Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road; Manchester: Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Manchester Library, 8067 E. Main St.; Port Orchard: Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave.; Silverdale: Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Silverdale Library,

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3450 NW Carlton St.; Kingston: Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Little Boston Library, 31980 Little Boston Road; Downtown Bremerton: Oct. 27, 5 p.m. at the Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St. “CATS”: Weekends Oct. 14-30 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave., Bainbridge. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Among the longest-running shows in Broadway’s history, “CATS” features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies, including the hit song, “Memory.” Tickets: $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers. Pay-what-youcan preview, Oct. 13. Info: (206) 842-8569.

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Ghost Light Tales: Oct. 21-23,

28-30, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Adapted from radio horror stories from the 1940s, these five tales are told in the styles of “The Twilight Zone” and “Tales from the Crypt.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students/military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org. “The Trouble with Harry”: Based on the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film, the play runs through Oct. 23 at the Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St., Port Orchard. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m., final performance on Oct. 23 is at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $13-$17 and are available at www.westernwactrarts. qwestoffice.net. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Oct. 21-23, 28-30, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m., at Central Stage Theatre of County Kitsap. Tickets range from $12-$17 and are available at www.cstock.org. Accessory kits for audience members to participate in the show are $10 and will be available at the door. Auditions for “The Women” : Oct. 24-25, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The play offers roles for ages 10 to adult. Those auditioning need to present a one to twominute memorized comedic or light dramatic monologue. For an appointment, email dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

From Oct. 14-30, “CATS” plays at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers and are available online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or by phone at (206) 842-8569.

Calendar submissions The Kitsap Week calendar is a free listing section for events happening in Kitsap County. If you’d like to submit an event, please include the name of the involved organization, the event’s date, purpose, cost (if applicable) and contact information. Submissions should be received one week prior to the desired publication date. All submissions will be considered for publication. Inclusion in the Kitsap Week Calendar is based on editorial space available and the discretion of the editor. Submissions may be edited, and preference will be given to events based on the date they occur. To submit information, email kitsapweek@northkitsapherald.com.

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How to Ask for What You Really Want Presented by the Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County. Give yourself the power to ask for what you really want – from that overdue raise, to buying the car of your dreams. Learn the basic concepts of interest and distributive based negotiations.

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Author, coach shares insights at ShareNet benefit KINGSTON — Leadership and coaching expert John C. Maxwell has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. His books have sold more than 19 million copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List and translations in more than 50 languages. He’s one of 25 authors and artists named to Amazon. com's 10th anniversary Hall of Fame. Every year, Maxwell conducts seminars for Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. And now he’s coming to Kitsap County to share his insights, with all registration fees donated to ShareNet Food Bank in Kingston thanks to event sponsors Parker Financial LLC; Sherrard, McGonagle & Tizzano, Attorneys at Law; Haven in Allyn, Long Term Care; and www.nextdoorhs.com. The event, “The Five Levels of Leadership featur-

ing Dr. John C. Maxwell,” is Nov. 1 at the Kitsap Convention Center Harborside, next to the Bremerton ferry. It’s a major fundraiser for ShareNet, which has launched its Neighbor Aid 2011 campaign. Last year’s Neighbor Aid campaign covered almost half of ShareNet’s annual budget and enabled it to meet 8,500 needs – food, keeping electricity on when faced with a shutoff notice, paying rent when faced with eviction, and providing take-home food for the weekend for school children. That number is according to ShareNet director Mark Ince, who is one of four part-time employees. Ince said ShareNet’s annual budget is about $150,000. Food bank hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ShareNet is one of eight registered food banks in Kitsap County. Its defined service area is Kingston, Eglon, Hansville, Indianola, Port Gamble, and parts of Poulsbo and Suquamish. Barbara Brumagin, min-

istry coordinator at Bayside Church, said Maxwell will provide leaders of businesses and other organizations, as well as their staffs and team members, with key leadership principles they can apply to all facets of their lives.

around them. For $39, participants can attend two one-hour lectures, “The Five Levels of Leadership,” the title of his just-released book. For $149, participants can attend a plated luncheon, receive an autographed

Best-selling author and coach John C. Maxwell speaks at a benefit for ShareNet on Nov. 1.

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copy of his new book, “The Five Levels of Leadership,” meet and be photographed with Maxwell, and attend all three one-hour lectures, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register for “The Five Levels of Leadership,” visit www.sharenetfoodbank. org or call Brumagin at

297-2000, ext. 11, or email office@bayside.mail.org. Maxwell’s blog can be read at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com and he can be followed at Twitter. com/JohnCMaxwell. On his website, www.johnmaxwellteam.com, you can receive 60-second leadership training videos emailed daily for free. More on Maxwell: Three of his books sold one million copies each: “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” “Developing the Leader Within You,” and “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.” For more than 30 years, Maxwell has led churches in Indiana, Ohio, California, and Florida. After serving as senior pastor for 14 years, in 1995 he left Skyline Church, near San Diego, to devote himself full-time to speaking and writing. However, in 2004, he returned to congregational ministry at Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where he is currently a teaching pastor. On Nov. 16, 2008, he began serving as a guest pastor

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“THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY” This play, based on the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film, runs weekends through Oct. 23 at the Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St., Port Orchard. Tickets and schedule are available at www.westernwactrarts. qwestoffice.net. In “The Trouble with Harry,” the residents of a small village are faced with the freshly dead body of Harry Worp, which has inconveniently appeared on the hillside above the town.

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