IT’S OPERA: Seattle Opera Preview to feature a member of the Seattle Opera Education Department who will discuss the Seattle Opera production of Verdi’s “Aida;” Sun., July 27, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free.

TOPS DRIVE: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS WA 276, Silverdale is hosting its annual summer membership drive and the community is invited; Mon., July 28, 7 p.m.; Olympic View Assembly of God Church, 11632 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: Kristy Haines at (360) 473-3490.

HOUSING FORUM: YWCA of Kitsap County is presenting a forum for community members seeking to understand issues surrounding the availability of housing for low income families in Kitsap County; Mon., July 28, 1-2:30 p.m.; 905 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; free. RSVP for free childcare: (360) 479-0522.

GET IT WHILE IT’S HOT: Barnes & Noble at Kitsap Mall is staying open past midnight on Fri., Aug. 1 to allow fans of Stephenie Meyer’s popular Twilight saga a chance to get the fourth book in the series, “Breaking Dawn,” the instant it goes on sale; festivities begin at 10 p.m. Info: (360) 698-0945.

YEE-HAW: 21st annual St. Antony’s Barn Sale featuring housewares, tools, toys, books, games, furniture, collectibles, electronic, crafts, bake sale and more; Fri., Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 10239 Old Frontier Road, Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-0555.

OH DAHLIA: Kitsap County Dahlia Society’s 84th annual Dahlia Show; Sat., Aug. 2, 1-6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, noon-4 p.m.; President’s Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds; free. Info: (360) 792-9596 or

PROFESSIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS: BizBuilders’ regional conference open to small business owners and sales people to network, build relationships, make introductions and to grow as professionals; Tues., July 29, 6 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; open to the public. Info: Bill Cole at (360) 621-5600 or

FUN WITH PIE: Silverdale Chamber of Commerce celebrating its 35th anniversary with a picnic style celebration with a “pie in the face” auction during its monthly membership luncheon; Wed., July 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $20; open to the public. Reservations or info: (360) 692-6800 or online at

FINANCIAL 101: Olympic Business Exchange to feature Jill Francis with Kitsap Bank; Thurs., July 31, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: Dagmar Lacy at (360) 876-0706,

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