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Calendar - Sept. 2

Blackberry Festival – Sept. 3 to 5

The Bremerton Black Berry Festival is set to go on the city’s waterfront and includes multiple stages, children’s entertainment, a wine and beer garden, a climbing wall, fly in, fun run and calk art contest. See www.blackberryfestival.org for more information.

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.

West Hills grand re-opening — Sept. 6

West Hills STEM Academy will celebrate its grand re-opening at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the school.

The former West Hills Elementary School has been turned into a STEM-based curriculum school that will focus on science, technology, engineering and math. This school year, sixth grade will be added.

The event will begin with words from Bremerton School District Superintendent Lester “Flip” Herndon, Mayor Patty Lent, and school’s principal Lisa Heaman followed by a tour for the community. The school is located at 520 National Ave. S.

Elk’s Americanism – Sept. 8

The Elk’s Americanism Committee and Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer invite the community to join in honoring first responders during an open public ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent will attend. Bremerton Elks Lodge is located at 4131 Pine Rd NE. Call (360) 479-1181 for more information.

KCDCC special caucus — Sept. 11

The Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee will hold a special caucus Sept. 11 to select three nominees to fill the 23rd Legislative district state representative position vacated by Christine Rolfes.

Rolfes was appointed to fill Sen. Phil Rockefeller’s senate position when he retired in June.

The caucus will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Kitsap County Event Center across the street from the fairgrounds.

Six candidates have applied to fill the vacancy and include Holly Mortlock of Bremerton, Drew Hansen of Bainbridge Island, Ed Stern of Poulsbo, Jesse Cockerham of Kingston, Houston Wade of Bainbridge Island and Peter Stockwell of Silverdale.

The top three nominees will be ranked and forwarded by the precinct committee officers to the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners for the final selection.

Kitsap Regional Library Sept. 11 events

Starting Sept. 1, Sylvan Way branch will have display of firefighter’s gear and a table with cut-out red, white and blue stars that people can use to write out their thoughts about Sept. 11, 2001. Those stars will be put up on the entry wall of the branch.

Silverdale/Kitsap Mall

KRL will use its Kitsap Mall storefront space on Sept. 10 (part of the Fall at the Mall program series) to present a program remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Visitors will be encouraged to record their thoughts and remembrances on a memory board.

Aids Walk Kitsap – Sept. 17

Aids Walk Kitsap is the Kitsap Aids Foundation’s signature fundraising event, which provides access to support and services for nearly 200 infected individuals, as well as their families, with services such as grocery deliveries and client assistance for urgent needs

AIDS WALK will take place on Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Louis Mentor Boardwalk in Bremerton. This event is open to everyone throughout the County and beyond. Mayor Patty Lent will kick off the event.

Form or join a team to raise money and walk. Find more details and to sign up can be found online at http://AIDSWALKKITSAP.org. Donations are accepted at http://AIDSWALKKITSAP.org. Additional questions, call Kim McKoy 360-698-3335 or email: kim@kchaf.org

Volunteer tutors training – Sept. 23

Kitsap Adult Center for Education, formerly the Literacy Council of Kitsap, will hold its next English as a Second Language Tutor Training Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Bremerton office.

KACE seeks volunteers who wish to help Kitsap adults improve their basic reading, writing, or math skills, work with students preparing for their GED, tutor English as a Second Language, and mentor those studying for citizenship. KACE helps adult students 16 and older, not enrolled in public or private schools, to build skills for entering the work force, obtain better jobs, earn a GED, and to transition on to higher education.

Interested people must submit an application to tutor and register prior to training.  Applications are available on the website (www.kacewa.org) and at the offices.  Please call (360) 373-1539 to request more information and an application packet.

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