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Calendar - Aug. 26

Senior singles potluck — Aug. 28

The Kitsap Senior Singles will have a potluck beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 on the first floor of the Willows Senior Apartments. It is located at 3201 Pine Road NE.

The potluck is open to all seniors and individuals are asked to bring a dish to share as well as cards or games to play.

For more information, call (360) 275-3256 or (360) 698-1175.

Taste of Port Orchard — Sept. 4

The Taste of Port Orchard will be at the Waterfront Park Sept. 4 and will include food from more than 10 local food establishments. There will also be more than 20 artists present for Art on the Boardwalk from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well as a beer garden from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Live entertainment for the day will include a concert by the Wreckers from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by Steppenwolf from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Port Orchard Foot Ferry will run from Bremerton to Port Orchard so that residents will be able to attend Bremerton’s Blackberry Festival that will be occurring the same weekend.

VFW Post 239 Clam Bake — Sept. 5

Bremerton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 239 will host a Labor Day Clam Bake from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at 190 Dora Ave.

The event is open for the entire community to come together and celebrate Labor Day.

The menu includes clams and chicken breasts, red potatoes, cole slaw, corn on the cob and dinner rolls. The cost is $12 per person. Desserts will be donated by the veterans and their families.

Tickets can be purchased at the post and cash or checks are accepted. If tickets are unable to be purchased in advance, RSVPs can be sent to vfwpost239@yahoo.com.

Residential damage mitigation class — Sept. 24

“Bolt it-Brace it-Do it” is a new program focusing on homes built before 1985, which involves bolting a wood-frame home to its foundation providing wall strength. The goal is to increase a home’s structural integrity in an event such as an earthquake. The first class begins Saturday, Sept. 24.

Through the free home retrofit class, which takes about three hours, homeowners can learn about home evaluations, permit processes, proper bolt and plate installations and safety and engineering solutions.

The class is sponsored by the Kitsap County Building Departments, the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County, the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of International Code Council and the county Department of Emergency Management. Simpson Tie Down Company is providing the hands-on training.

To register for the class, go to www.kitsapdem.org or call (360) 307-5871 for more information.

Women’s luncheon — Sept. 30

An Autumn Luncheon to Celebrate Women is set for Friday, Sept. 30 at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include silent and live auctions, lunch and a program.

The luncheon is coordinated by Harrison Medical Center Foundation’s newest guild, the Angie Harrison Memorial Guild, and proceeds will benefit the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Patrinell “Pat” Wright, of Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir, will share her life experiences and perform with other members of her gospel choir.

Berit Madsen, co-founder of Peninsula Cancer Center, will be the mistress of ceremonies for the event. She has a radiation oncology practice in Poulsbo.

Tickets for the luncheon are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling the foundation at (360) 744-6760.

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