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Central Kitsap Community Calendar | July 12

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UNTIL THERE’S A CURE: Ride and Rally for a Cure Benefit Car & Bike Show Poker Run featuring live bands, antique military vehicle display, food and merchandise vendors, raffles, silent auction and more; today, July 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Kitsap Mall’s north parking lot; 4 p.m. motorcycle stunt team performance.

CARS AND GOOD EATS: Golden Mum restaurant’s car and bike show featuring classic cars and bikes and a barbecue featuring cheeseburgers and chips for $2.50, hot dogs and chips for $2 and happy hour with Jello shots; Sun., July 13, 3-6 p.m.; 32 Silver Pine Drive, Bremerton; no entry fee. Info: Donna at (360) 692-7743.

GARDEN FUN: “Busy Worms in the Garden” class geared for children 6 and younger; Wed., July 16, 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.

SEW CRAFTY: Jenny Haskins’ Trunk Show all the way from Australia; Thurs., July 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sound Sewing & Vacuum, 10600 Silverdale Way, No. 120, Silverdale; $15 for the show, and you will receive a $15 gift certificate; coffee, tea and treats available. Info: (360) 698-4735 or (800) 698-0747.

GRAB YOUR DANCING SHOES: Square Dance Jamboree: An introduction to square dancing; Fri., July 18, 7-9 p.m.; Square Dance Hall in Gorst; free; all ages welcome; dress is casual. Donations accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association. Info: Jerry at (360) 692-5871 or (360) 731-6619.

DEEP ROOTS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to feature speaker Warren Read, author of “The Lyncher In Me;” Fri., July 18, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Island Public Library Meeting Room; free for members, $5 suggested donation for non-members. Everyone welcome. Info: www.rootsweb.com/~wabihs.

PRIDE CELEBRATION: Kitsap Pride, the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally event in Kitsap County, to feature entertainment, vendors and food; Sat., July 19, noon-5 p.m.; Evergreen Rotary Park. Info: www.kitsappride.org.

FRESH SCENT: Purple Scent Lavender Farm’s open house featuring cut lavender bouquets, u-pick, lavender lemonade and more; Sat., July 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 5400 Chico Way NW, Bremerton. Info: (360) 308-9867.

LAUGH FOR LIFE: Relay For Life of Kitsap County presents The Laugh For Life, a night of laughs, fun and good times to help fight cancer with performances by The Great Cris and Charlie Wiener as well as special guest appearances; Sat., July 19, 7 p.m.; Admiral Theatre; adults 18 and older; tickets $20-$50 through Admiral Theatre’s box office: (360) 373-6743 or call Cris Larsen at (360) 479-0109.

DRIVE RIGHT: The AAA Driver Improvement Program refresher course on defensive driving skills features practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence; Sat., July 19, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Crista Shores Retirement Community, 1600 NW Crista Shores Lane, Silverdale; successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and older for automobile insurance premium discounts, however, all ages welcome; $16. Pre-registration required: (800) 462-3728.

POND 101: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish and Water Garden Club’s Pond Information Day to answer questions about ponds and provide practical information; Sun., July 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo; presentations include: Think Before You Dig, 11 a.m.; Constructing a Pond, 11:45 a.m.; Electrical and Lighting, 12:30 p.m.; Filtration and Water Quality, 1:15 p.m.; and Fish Health and Quarantine Tanks, 2 p.m.; free. Info: (360) 830-4141 or (360) 779-9589.

FUN IN THE SUN: Summer fun at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport featuring a different hands-on craft activity for children including fish prints, famous submersibles, locomotion in the ocean, face painting, water tables, sidewalk chalk, and sinking and floating; every Wednesday in July and August, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; free; all ages welcome. Info or to reserve space for a group: (360) 396-5547.

Meetings

smell the roses: Kitsap County Rose Society to feature floral design show; Mon. July 14, 7 p.m.; CKFR Station 51; public welcome.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: The North Kitsap Republican Women to feature campaigning guests Mark Lowe, Larry Cooney, Tim Matthes, Bruce Danielson and Tim Ford; Tues., July 15, 11:30 a.m.; North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station, Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Info: Brenda Petrick at (360) 871-2200.

COME TOGETHER: The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Partnership to feature James Luna from Washington State Correctional Industries who will be speaking about the inmate transition/mock job fairs program; Wed., July 16, noon; Silverdale Beach Hotel; no-host lunch; membership in the Silverdale Chamber is not a condition of participation. RSVP or info: Darla Murker at (360) 692-6800 or e-mail darla@silverdalechamber.com.

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS: Olympic Business Exchange to feature Tom Martin with Marty’s General Contractor LLC who will make a 10-minute presentation about important points to consider when working with a general contractor; Thurs., July 17, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: Dagmar Lacy at (360) 876-0706, dlacy@olynorthwest.com or www.olympicbusinessexchange.com.

NETWORKING WORKSHOP: Success by Referrals workshop presented by Frank Ellerbroek of Referred Mortgage Services, Olympic Northwest Mortgage; Fri., July 18, 8:30-9:45 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $20 includes breakfast and literature; seating is limited. Reservations or info: (360) 337-0126

IN SUPPORT: Kitsap Polio Support Group; Sat., July 19, 1-3 p.m.; Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station 56, 6470 Seabeck Highway NW. Info: LouAnn Miller at (360) 692-1381.

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