STUDY ABROAD AFS Intercultural Programs will host an informational presentation about hosting exchange students or studying abroad, attendees get to meet returnees and past sending families; today, Wed., Mar. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton Street. Info: (206) 842-1119 or e-mail

PICTURE THIS The Pacific Northwest Photographic Society presents education night and silent auction; Thurs., Mar. 27, 7 p.m.; Evergreen Room at the Silverdale Community Center; silent auction to raise money for scholarship program; any usable items welcome to be used in auction. Info: or (360) 271-8873.

THE BIRTHDAY FIVE Stevenson quints 2nd birthday party; Sat., Mar. 29, 5-7 p.m.; Bremerton Skateland, free admission, free skating; no birthday gifts please, but donations accepted.

SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN Dr. Tom Hoyle returns to the North Kitsap Nazarene Church to discuss “Seven Reasons to Believe the Bible;” Sun., Mar. 30, 10:30 a.m.; “Seven More Reasons to Believe the Bible” presented at 6 p.m.; 22097 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo; public welcome. Info: (360) 779-7759.

OPERA TIME Norm Hollingshead, a Seattle opera lecturer, will present a program on George Gershwin; Sun., Mar. 30, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free to the public.

DRIVE SAFE The AAA Driver Improvement Program is accepting reservations for its refresher course on defensive driving skills which qualifies drivers 55 and older for automobile insurance premium discounts, however all ages welcome; Sat., Mar. 29, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; West Side Improvement Club, National Ave. and E Street, Bremerton; $16. Pre-registration advised: (800) 462-3728.

AGRICULTURAL CHAT “Saving The Land That Sustains Us: Part II” presented by Don Stuart, Pacific Northwest States Director, American Farmland Trust; Tues., Apr. 1, 7 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center Auditorium, 345 Sixth Street, Bremerton; free.

REVIVAL Robin Harmia International Ministries Inc. presents “Revival in You and Revival Fire;” Thurs., Apr. 10, 11, 7 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel. Info: (360) 362-9767 or visit

VENDORS NEEDED Crystal Grange’s annual Flea Market; Sat., Apr., 12, 8 a.m. -2 p.m.; one block north of Brownsville store and one block west on Paulson Road; vendors needed, $10 a table, new and used items. Info: (360)830-0783.

PRICE IS RIGHT The Kitsap County Historical Society and the Puget Sound Genealogical Society Seventh Annual Antique Appraisal Fair; Sat., Apr. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way. Verbal appraisals only, $7 per item, $30 for five items. Info: (360) 874-8813 or (360) 479-6226.

GETTIN’ FIXED Animal Rescue Families (ARF) is offering a low-cost spay/neuter program during the month of March; cats/dogs need to be older than 4 months and dogs must weigh less than 44 pounds; vaccinations required; limit four pets per family; $15 co-payment for surgery per pet, cash only. To apply, visit ARF at Petco in Bremerton each Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. only.

READ ALL ABOUT IT Friends of the Library weekly book sale featuring books, magazines, audio/videotapes, CDs and DVDs all donated by the community; every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Silverdale Library, 3450 NW Carlton St.; book donations also appreciated. Info: (360) 692-2779.

SING A SONG Kitsap Pine Chorus of Sweet Adelines looking for new members, welcome women of all ages; rehearse every Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 1410 Ohio Street, Bremerton. Info: (360) 297-8414 or visit

DISAPPEARING POUNDS Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS 977) meets every Wednesday morning, 9 a.m., at the Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way. Info: (360) 373-1692.

AID INFO Olympic College is hosting Financial Aid 101, a series of free information sessions, every Wednesday in March, 5-6 p.m.; Student Entry and Advising Center located in the Haselwood Library at OC Bremerton. Info: (360) 475-7160.

SHOE DRIVE Sleep Country USA’s Foster Kids Shoe Drive to benefit area foster children; donate new shoes now through April 13; 10516 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 136, Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-1191.


LEGISLATION REPORT The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance’s 2008 annual membership meeting featuring keynote speaker Sen. Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) who will present an update on economic development legislation from the 2008 session; Fri., Mar. 28, 7:30-9 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $20 for members, $25 for non-members (breakfast is included). Register: (360) 377-9499 or online at

NOSTALGIA The West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club to meet to discuss the restoration of all military vehicles; vehicle ownership is not a requirement to be a member; Wed., Apr. 2, 6 p.m.; Bremerton Airport Restaurant. Info: Mike Denall at (360) 692-9932 or (360) 536-5714.

NAVY LEAGUE Guest speakers are a group of veterans from Oregon who have recently completed restoration of a PT boat; Tues., Apr. 8, 11:30 a.m.; Bangor Plaza, NBK-Bangor; $15. RSVP at (360) 782-5500 by Tues., April 1.

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