HELPING HAND: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation are teaming up to provide veterans with counseling and claim filing assistance; today, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; DAV Mobile Service Office at Legend Harley-Davidson/Buell, 9625 Provost Road N.W., Silverdale.

DOG DAY AFTERNOON: The Peninsula Dog Fanciers’ Club, American Kennel Club, Kitsap Humane Society and local 4-H clubs present Responsible Dog Ownership Day with vendors, demonstrations and much more, free admission and parking; today, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Info:

BISHOP VISIT: Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, is scheduled to visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and will celebrate the Eucharist at both services; Sun., Sept. 28; 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton.

HONORING SERVICE: Fire and Rescue Appreciation Sunday, to honor the men and women who serve the community, will feature multimedia and special music followed by a barbecue; Sun., Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-noon; Crossroads Neighborhood Church, 7555 Old Military Road N.E., Bremerton. Info: (360) 692-1672 or

TALK OF ITALY: Central Kitsap School District’s Community Schools to host Beginning Italian classes; Mondays, Sept. 29-Dec. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.; Central Kitsap Junior High School, 10130 Frontier Place NW, Silverdale; $80 plus $21 for textbook. To register or info on other Italian language classes: Imma Keith at (360) 692-0922.

VOICE YOUR OPINION: Community forum and viewing of vice presidential and presidential debates; Thurs., Oct. 2, vice presidential, 6 p.m.; Tues., Oct. 7, presidential, 6 p.m.; Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way, Poulsbo; open to all. Info: (360) 598-3400.

CANDIDATES ON BKAT: Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT) will broadcast the League of Women Voters’ 23rd Legislative District candidates’ “Education-Focused” forum at 3 p.m. Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Oct. 2; 11 a.m. Oct. 4; and 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

STAND TOGETHER: Second Annual Lymphedema Luncheon, a free educational event for breast cancer survivors who experienced lymphedema; Fri., Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Garden Room, Harrison Medical Center Silverdale, 1800 NW Myhre Road. Info: (800) 255-5505 or (360) 550-2486.

GROOVY BABY: Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall-of-Fame disc jockey Pat O’Day and local sports announcer Ron Rogerson will team up to relive the ’60s, featuring dinner, dancing, entertainment, vintage attire and more; funds raised benefit the Kitsap County Historical Society; Sat., Oct. 4, 6 p.m.; Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; $90 per person. Info or to purchase tickets: (360) 479-6226.


NETWORK RIGHT: Sound Referrals to feature Linda Peters, owner of Jeanette’s Old Town Flowers, who will make a 10- minute presentation about the best options to send flowers, both locally and out of town this holiday season; Tues., Sept. 30, 7:30-9 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: Sonja Sutton at (360) 620-3071.

PROA GATHERING: Puget Rental Owner’s Association (PROA) monthly dinner meeting seminar to feature guest speaker attorney John Mitchell; Tues., Sept. 30, 6 p.m. dinner, 6:45 p.m. president’s comments; AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, East Bremerton; all rental owners and general public invited to attend. Info: (360) 479-1683.

WEED CONTROL: Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Board to host public hearing on proposed adjustment of the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Assessment; Wed., Oct. 1, 7 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center. Info: (360) 307-4242.

LUPUS HELP: The Lupus Support Group to feature Elaine Duncan who will discuss transition, grief and chronic illness; Sat., Oct. 4, 1 p.m.; Harrison Medical Center Bremerton auditorium.

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