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February 22, 2016 – by Jean Sullivan YOUR TICKET: Sidney Art Gallery A fund raiser for Sunday February; 21st. 48 Stops on The Empire Builder A one person play and art show by J. Louis King limited seating 1:00 PM Show  Tickets are $10.00 per show available through the Sidney Art Gallery 202 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard, WA. 98366 Train Photography will be arranged throughout the Gallery. ___________________________________________________________ J. Lewis King dressed in his conductor outfit stood on a platform of bright yellow

Accordion striking a chord in Kitsap

By Eileen Morris, Guest Blogger, November 18, 2014 You won’t find your kids going to school these days bringing back home an accordion as the musical instrument they chose to play in music class. What is the accordion? The accordion, also referred to as the squeeze box, is a free reed instrument and is in the same family of other instruments like the Sheng  which originated from China and the Khaen which originated from Thailand. Although one instrument has been

Alice in Wonderland Tea

“Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.” Saturday, June 14, 2014. We featured Alice in Wonderland Tea as our June tea at the Sidney Art Gallery.  The Tea Tickets were sold out and everyone who came had a wonderful time.  There were door prizes (including three great pink flamingos) and wonderful food and the company was superb!  We sold raffle tickets for the Port Orchard Historic Home and Garden Tour Quilt Raffle, which was

Drawing Class

Pam Heinrich – March 21, 2013 – I just finished taking Elissa Whittleton's Beginning Drawing class at the Sidney Art Gallery.  Who would have thought learning something new would be so much fun!!!  It seemed like we just got started and two hours were up.    Everyone wanted a follow-up class and there is a waiting list for another beginning class.  This is one of the classes the Sidney Art Gallery has started this year.    All classes have been

BUNCO party success!

The 2nd Bunco Party at the Sidney Art Gallery held Friday, October 26, 2012 was a huge success.  In the face of a stormy fall evening, about 30 people turned out for food, friendship, drinks and of course BUNCO.  Door prizes, prizes for the most wins, most buncos, highest score were given out.    Bunco organizers, Sherry Beck (Green hat) and Kathy Joyner did a brilliant job of organizing this event.   

Helping Helpline #2

October 4, 2012 by Dottie Gauvin.   Some years ago, I planted two Asian pear trees beside our home and tended them carefully.  They grew and were beautiful especially when blooming but NO PEARS! Our gardner pruned and fertilized and fertilized and pruned but still no pears!  Later on, I hired a new company to take care of our yard and to our good fortune, they knew how to take care of fruit trees!  Last year, I was elated to have a couple of dozen

October 20/$20 Luncheon

The last 20/$20 luncheon for 2012 at Sidney Gallery will be held on Monday, October 22.  These luncheons have been very well attended and have been lots of fun, giving those attending the opportunity to meet people they did not know as well as meeting old friends there.    This luncheon will feature two different soups made by two of our Board Members.  Those who attend can have their choice or try one and then go back for the other. 

Mystery Salad at 20/$20 Luncheon!!

In 2011, SMAA began something new — 20/$20 Luncheons.  Six of these were held last year.  This year, we increased the number that could attend to 24. The next luncheon will be held at the Gallery on August 13 at 12:00 Noon.  Mary Pederson is Hostess and she has asked some of our Board Members to make their favorite salads for your enjoyment.  As you can see from our Web Page, there will be a Chicken Salad and a Fruit

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