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CANDIDATES ON BKAT: Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT) will broadcast the League of Women Voters’ 23rd Legislative District candidates’ “Education-Focused” forum at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 4; and 2 p.m. Oct. 6.
JOURNEYS TRAVELED: Calvary Baptist Church will host its annual Missionary Emphasis Conference; Sun., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Joaquin Lopez serving in Spain; Sun., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Lin Croxton who went to Brazil; Croxton also to speak nightly at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-15; 4042 Kitty Hawk Drive NW, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-5725.
VOICE YOUR OPINION: Community forum and viewing of presidential debate; Tues., Oct. 7, 6 p.m.; Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way, Poulsbo; open to all. Info: (360) 598-3400.
LOOKING BACK: Olympic College Continuing Education presents World War II Lecture Series led by retired Capt. Will Lent; Wednesdays through Oct. and early Nov., 6-8:30 p.m.; $20 each with exception of U.S. Navy in the Pacific which is $75; Great White Fleet, Oct. 8; Pearl Harbor, Oct. 15; Battle of Coral Sea/Bombing, Oct. 22; Battle of Midway, Oct. 29; Battle of Leyte Gulf, Nov. 5; U.S. Navy in the Pacific, Oct. 8-Nov. 5. Registration for one or more lectures: (360) 394-2725.
BUDGET TRAINING: The Central Kitsap School District (CKSD) Business and Operations Department to host Budget Training 101 and 201 for staff, parents and community members interested in learning more about CKSD’s open budget building process; Budget Training 101, Thurs., Oct. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Budget Training 201, Wed., Oct. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Maintenance Training Room, 9102 Dickey Road NW, next door to Silverdale Elementary School. Info or to register for one or both sessions: Beth Wade at (360) 662-1650 or email@example.com.
GRIEF SUPPORT: Hospice of Kitsap County presents “Experiencing The Sudden Loss of A Loved One: a 9-Week Grief Support Group;” Thursday evenings beginning Oct. 9, 5:30-7 p.m.; Hospice of Kitsap County’s office, 3100 Bucklin Hill Road, Suite 205, Silverdale; free but donations to Hospice appreciated. Info or to register: (360) 698-4611.
VINO CHALLENGE: Kitsap Wine Society presents Scavenger Hunt for Wines, a challenge to find wine from a particular grape and wine region; Sat., Oct. 11, 7-9:30 p.m.; Ambrosia Catering, 4954 State Highway 303, Bremerton. Info: www.kitsapwines.org or call (360) 698-0522.
GET HEALTHY: Free Christian-based weight-loss class designed to help people reach their weight goals in a healthy way by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs; Tuesdays, now through Dec. 9, 7 p.m.; Hillcrest Assembly, 6750 State Highway 303, Bremerton. Info: (360) 692-1555.
STAR GAZERS: The Olympic Astronomical Society to feature presentations on “The Celestial Sphere and how to read a star chart,” “Loonie Lunar Lore,” and “Astronomical League Clubs that help you in your observing;” Mon., Oct. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Olympic College Room Art 103; public welcome.
SMALL TOWN EXPERIENCE: Manette History Club to feature Donna Jensen who will present “Growing Up in a Small Town in North Dakota During the Great Depression;” Tues., Oct. 7, 1 p.m.; Social Room of Manette Community Church, E. 16th St. and Hayward Ave.
WALKING THE BIBLE: The St. Paul’s Episcopal Wednesday night book study group will start discussing “Walking the Bible” by Bruce Feiler, beginning Wed., Oct. 8, 7 p.m.; 700 Callahan Dr., Bremerton.
NAVY LEAGUE: Guest speaker is retired Navy Capt. Mal Wright who will give a presentation on “Submarine Operations in Today’s Navy;” Tues., Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m.; Bangor Plaza, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; $15; public invited. RSVP: (360) 782-5500 by Oct. 8.