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Events

IA TOGETHERNESS: Individual Augmentee Families Night Out for IA sailors, past and present, their families, friends and guests featuring pizza, video games, bowling, foosball, air hockey, movies and more; today, Sat., June 14, 6-10 p.m.; Recreation Center, Bldg. 502, Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton; free (charge for bowling). Info: Adrienne at (360) 674-2383 or Rebekah at (360) 792-1131, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IAFamilies or IAfamilies@yahoo.com.

DRIVE SAFE: AARP Driver Safety refresher course for drivers 50 and older; Tues., June 17 and Wed., June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. both days; Country Meadows, Silverdale; $10 per person; open to the public; most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course. Info or to register: (360) 692-4480.

FACING LOSS: Nine- week support group for adults grieving the death of a loved one; Tuesdays, June 17-Aug. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.; Hospice of Kitsap County, 3100 Bucklin Hill Road, No. 205, Silverdale. Info or register: (360) 698-4611.

GARDEN FUN: “Seeds and Leaves” classes geared for children 6 and younger; Wed., June 18, 11 a.m.; Anna Smith Park garden, intersection of Tracyton Boulevard and Fairgrounds Road; families invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park after the class.

CHECKMATE: Drop in and watch or play a game of chess with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club; June 18 and 25, 6-8 p.m.; Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St. Info: (360) 377-3955.

EVENING IN NORWAY: Kitsap Opera presents “Evening in Norway” featuring dinner and music to benefit future productions; Fri., June 20, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. silent auction and show; Kitsap Golf and Country Club; $50. Reservations: (360) 792-2265 by June 17.

CELEBRATE CHANGE: Juneteenth Celebration to feature entertainment, arts and crafts, board games, face painting and free finger food; Sat., June 21, noon-6 p.m.; Evergreen Park, Bremerton. Info: Robert Boddie at (360) 337-7687 or JD Sweet at (360) 373-0655 or e-mail jdlsweet@aol.com.

CONNECTING WITH NATURE: “Trees and Treetures at Illahee” with community forester Jim Trainer who will share his knowledge of trees and how to identify the species most common to the region, presented by the Great Peninsula Conservancy; Sat., June 21; Illahee Preserve; limited to 25 participants. Info or to register: (360) 373-3500 or visit www.greatpeninsula.org

LOVE STORIES: Peninsula Romance Writer’s Association with Ann DeFee and Ann Roth who have put together the “10 Commandments for Writing Category Romance;” Sat., June 21, 10 a.m.; Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

OH WILBER: Summer reading kickoff featuring the film “Charlotte’s Web;” Sat., June 21, 1:30 p.m.; Silverdale Library, 3450 NW Carlton Street. Info: (360) 692-2779.

YMCA FUN: Splash and Jam featuring a supervised evening of swimming, gym games, arts and crafts, food, a G-rated movie and more; Sat., June 21, 6-9 p.m.; Kitsap Family YMCA, 60 Magnuson Way, Bremerton; children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult; free for members, $5 for non-members. Info: (360) 377-3741.

ART FOR OBAMA: Bremerton art photographer Merrilyn McDonald will host “Art for Obama,” a fund-raising event to benefit the campaign of Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama featuring 65 pieces of professionally framed photographs, prints and cards for sale; Sat., June 21, 1 p.m.; 129 Acorn St., Bremerton; refreshments, bake sale and voter registration included. Info: (360) 440-9791.

BIBLE SCHOOL: Lincoln Avenue Bible Church’s Vacation Bible School; Mon., June 23-Fri., June 27, 9-11:45 a.m.; 1250 Lincoln Ave., Bremerton; free. Info: (360) 373-5075.

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners to present a candidate forum for the 23rd and 35th Congressional Districts, North Kitsap Commissioner District 1 and South Kitsap Commissioner District 2; Tues., June 24, 7-9 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center, Evergreen Room, 9729 Silverdale Way.

CLOTHING DRIVE: Sleep Country USA’s Foster Kids Clothing Drive to benefit area foster children; donate new items of clothing such as shirts, pants, dresses shorts, onesies and socks now through July 20; 10516 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 136, Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-1191.

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 www.kitsappines.org.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: “Children of the Bible from the Old and New Testament” Sunday school for children 3 years old to eighth grade; every Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Peace Lutheran Church, 1234 Riddell Road.

Meetings

TECHNOLOGICAL SENIORS: Kitsap Computing Seniors to feature guest speakers Barbara Stevens and Carolyn Neal, managers of the Kitsap Regional Library (KRL), who will discuss KRL’s electronic resources/data bases from online auto repair manuals to consumer health to personalized lists of books to read, allowing research and use of the library from home; Mon., June 16, 10 a.m.-noon; Silverdale Community Center; potluck and raffle to follow.

RESULTS: Help build a healthy, peaceful and global community and meet like-minded, altruistic people at RESULTS, a monthly, grassroots, advocacy organization; Tues., June 17, 7-8:30 p.m.; Group Health Medical Center, Silverdale. Info: Donna Munro at (360) 692-6757 or www.results.org.

FROM THE NORTH: The North Kitsap Republican Women to feature guest speakers Jan Angel, Marlyn Jensen, Brad Ghering and Randy Neatherlin; Tues., June 17, 11:30 a.m.; Poulsbo Fire Station. Info: (360)871-2200.

MEMORY SUPPORT: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton, an Alzheimer’s and memory care community located at 3231 Pine Road, will host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group; Wed., June 18, 7 p.m.; The Willows at 3201 Pine Road; open to the public; free. Info: (360) 478-7277 or visit www.cascadeliving.com.

WOMEN UNITE: GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club to feature speakers past president Nina Morse, who will make a presentation on the Federation Forest SR 410 chronic flooding update, and Kathie Jorgensen, vice president; Thurs., June 19, 7 p.m.; Subway, Kitsap Way. Info: visit http://www.orgsites.com/wa/gfwckitsap, e-mail gfwckitsap@hotmail.com or call Nina at (360) 698-0087.

NETWORKING: Olympic Business Exchange to feature Bill Richardson of Edward Jones who will make a 10-minute presentation on the “10 Principles for Living in Retirement;” Thurs., June 19, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: Dagmar Lacy at (360) 876-0706, dlacy@olynorthwest.com or visit www.olympicbusinessexchange.com.

FAMILY HISTORY: Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society meeting to focus on using electronic resources to support genealogical research; Fri., June 20, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Island Public Library meeting room; visitors welcome, mentors available. Info: www.rootsweb.com/~wabihs or call (206) 842-6059.

ALZHEIMER’S HELP: Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups featuring free information for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia; third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Canterbury Manor, 703 Callahan Drive, Bremerton; and fourth Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m.; Martha and Mary Learning Center, second floor, WIC Office Conference Room, 3513 Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale. Info: Cynthia Lee at (360)286-3542 or (360) 830-0316.

AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES:

The American Red Cross offers classes at the West Sound Service Center, 811 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. To register, call (360) 377-3761.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid – Sun., June 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.

Adult CPR — Thurs., June 19 (Abiding HomeCare, Silverdale), Tues., June 24; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult CPR with First Aid — Wed., June 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $55.

First Aid — Thurs., June 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Babysitter Training — Sat., June 28 (Theler Center, Belfair); 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $30.

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