WASTE NOT: Bring your old electronic equipment to the Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day with a portion of proceeds to benefit Children of the Nations; today, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Central Kitsap High School faculty parking lot, 3700 Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale; collection fees range from $9 to $44.

BREAKING BARRIERS: Diversity speaker Dr. Samuel Betances to present “Responding to the Changing Face of Kitsap County;” Wed., Aug. 20, 5:30-6 p.m. social hour, 6-8 p.m. presentation; Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 1023 Sixth Ave., Bremerton.

WIDE OPEN SPACES: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s second workshop in a process that will lead to land-use plans for local state parks including Blake Island, Manchester, Illahee and Scenic Beach state parks, and Square Lake and Camp Calvinwood properties; Wed., Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center, Evergreen Room, 9729 Silverdale Way N.W.; public welcome. Info: Ryan Karlson at (360) 902-8650 or (800) 833-6388.

GARDEN FUN: “What are Herbs?” class geared for children 6 and younger; Wed., Aug. 20, 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.


GRIEF ASSISTANCE: The Compassionate Friends, a self-help support group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings, to feature GriefWorks of Auburn; Tues., Aug. 19, 7-9 p.m.; Harrison Medical Center Silverdale, Iris Room.

NETWORKING: Olympic Business Exchange to feature Jennifer Seuss with Calm Escape Massage Therapy; Thurs., Aug. 21, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: Dagmar Lacy at (360) 876-0706, or

SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAW: The NAACP Bremerton Unit 1134 is hosting a Law Enforcement Forum; Thurs., Aug. 21, 7 p.m. (NAACP general membership meeting convenes at 6 p.m.); Emmanuel Apostolic Church; 1023 Sixth St., Bremerton.

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