Friday Afternoon Club: Too Much Good Stuff

Friday Afternoon Club: A heads-up on selected events and activities to do over the weekend.

A fun-packed weekend in Kitsap County will get off to an early start today (Friday) with Port Orchard’s monthly art walk and the start of Chief Seattle Days (a three-day festival now in its 100th year).

On Saturday, there’s just way too much to do it all, but good luck with that. On deck: South Kitsap School District‘s Back-to-School Celebration (featuring informational booths, food, games and free immunizations … now that sounds like a barrel of fun), the beloved Olalla Bluegrass Festival (that almost didn’t happen), and (only in the Northwest) a Slug Hunt in Kingston. Details below.

Monthly Art Walk in Port Orchard
Join artists and downtown merchants on the third Friday evening of each month, May through October for the Port Orchard Bay Street Merchant’s Association Art Walk. More than 20 artists set up their work inside and outside of businesses along Bay Street, some artists will actually be demonstrating their art. Many businesses serve food and beverages. Bring your family and friends and start off your Friday evenings once a month at the Downtown Art Walk.
Contact: Mallory Jackson
Place: Bay Street, Harrison, and Sidney (downtown Port Orchard)
Date: Friday, August 20, 2010
Time: 5 p.m.
Age Limit: All ages
Categories: Arts, Port Orchard, Family Entertainment

Friday – Sunday
Chief Seattle Days
Activities like a graveside ceremony for Chief Seattle, a baseball tournament, traditional canoe racing, a “Coastal Jam”, salmon bake and parade are held at various times during the three-day festival that begins Friday. A full schedule is a
Parking is limited downtown. Parking and free shuttles from the Clearwater Casino Resort along Highway 305, and across the street, will run from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

SKSD Back to School Celebration
This free event will feature school supplies, hands-on games, art projects, school bus rides, and refreshments. There will also be performances by South Kitsap High School Band, Academy of Dance, Just for Kicks, The Gallery of Dance, SKHS Dance Team and Cheerleaders, Irish and Cultural Dancers.
The day will culminate in a kids’ parade. Booths from community organizations, businesses, and schools will line the South Kitsap High School track with kid-centered displays, demonstrations, and activities. All activities and performances are free. All students should be accompanied by an adult.
SKSD, in cooperation with the Kitsap County Health District, is also excited to offer free immunizations again this year.
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: South Kitsp High School Track

Olalla Bluegrass Festival
Come and join us in Olalla to ‘kick the city off your shoes’ with a day of Music, great food, local crafts, kids entertainment and don’t forget to bring your best berry pie for our Berry Pie Contest. Our 19th ever Bluegrass Festival(we’re getting good at this!)will have you up and dancing before the day is done.
Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Place: Olalla Little League Field on Olalla Valley Road
Cost: $12 – $35
Age Limit: All ages

Kingston Slug Hunt
Buy a slug hunting license for $1, pick up up a slug hunt map at the KIngston Farmer’s Market, then comb the town for slugs decorated by artists of the Front Street Gallery and guests. If you find it, it’s yours to keep. A silent auction will be at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club between 4 and 6:30 p.m.
The event is a fundraiser for an arts scholarship.
Time: begins at 9 a.m.
Where: KIngston

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