Shows & Events
Local Farmer's Markets
Regional farmer's markets are opening their stands throughout April and May as produce, flower, and craft vendors prepare for brisk sales. Here's a sampling:
West Puget Sound Farmer's Markets; Bainbridge Island: 280 Madison Ave. N. between Performance Center and Bainbridge City Hall; hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; Wednesdays 4 to 7 p.m.; April 14 to Oct. 20; Web site: http://www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.
Belfair: Theler Center south parking lot on Highway 3 just south of Belfair; hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; May 5 to Sept. 29; Web site: http://www.belfairfarmersmarket.com.
Gig Harbor: 3500 block of Hunt Street NW, west side of Highway 16 (Wollochet exit); hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays, April 7 to Sept. 29; Web site: http://www.gigharborfarmersmarket.com.
Hansville: downtown Hansville in store parking lot; hours: 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, May 2 to Sept. 26.
Kingston: Mike Wallace Park next to the ferry terminal; hours: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturdays, April 21 to Oct. 13; Web site: http://www.kingstonfarmersmarket.com.
Port Gamble: Highway 104 and Puget Way, Port Gamble; hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays April 1 to Oct. 28; Web site: http://www.portgamble.com.
Port Orchard: on the waterfront off Bay Street in downtown Port Orchard; hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays, April 28 to Oct. 13.
Port Townsend (2 locations): at Tyler and Lawrence; hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturdays, May 5 to Nov. 17; at Polk Street and Lawrence on Wednesdays, June 13 to Sept. 26.
Poulsbo: parking lot of Poulsbo Village Medical and Dental Center at Iverson and Seventh; hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturdays, April 14 to Oct. 13; Web site: http://www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.
Silverdale: parking lot of Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 17 to Sept. 25; Call (360) 830-9565.
National Bird-Feeding Society
The National Bird-Feeding Society Web site is a wonderful resource for bird lovers. It's jam-packed with bird-feeding tips, ways to keep marauders out of the feeder, plans for building nesting boxes, and plenty of other information about making your backyard a bird sanctuary.