JOURNEYS TRAVELED: Calvary Baptist Church will host its annual Missionary Emphasis Conference; 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.

MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS: Three-part training series with certified professional life coach and personality trainer Shannon Bruce on relationships and personalities in families; Tues., Oct. 14, 21 and 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Newlife Church Training Center, 10125 NW Frontier Place, Silverdale; $20 individuals, $30 couples. Info: (360) 308-8292 or

RIDE AND DRIVE BENEFIT: Legend Harley-Davidson is hosting a food drive to support the CK Food Bank Oct. 16-18; and a fund-raising motorcycle ride, weather permitting, Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. registration, first 30 riders to sign up receive an event T-shirt; minimum donation of 10 cans or equivalent of non-perishable food items; open to the public, all bikes welcome; 9625 Provost Road NW, Silverdale, WA. Info: (360) 698-3700. 

YOUR FUTURE: Olympic College Bremerton to host two college fairs; Evening High School College Fair; Tues., Oct. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., designed for high school students and their parents; and Fall Transfer Fair; Wed., Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., designed for OC students; all are welcome. Info: Bonnie Ollos or Susan Tollefson at (360) 475-7646.

HERB FEST: Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap County to present a free herb seminar with guest speaker Laura Pittman-Hewitt who will show different ways to use herbs and will share recipes; Wed., Oct. 15, noon-3 p.m.; Eagles Nest, Kitsap Fairgrounds; includes lunch. Register or info: Debra Ady at (253) 857-9094 or

BUDGET TRAINING: The Central Kitsap School District (CKSD) Business and Operations Department’s Budget Training 201 for staff, parents and community members interested in learning more about CKSD’s open budget building process; 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: Beth Wade at (360) 662-1650 or

VOTE SMART: The League of Women Voters will host a forum for the 26th Legislative District Representatives Position 1 and 2 candidates; Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard.

JUST THE GIRLS: Kitsap Mall hosts Girls Day and Night Out charity benefitting United Way of Kitsap County featuring workshops, shopping and entertainment geared toward women; Sat., Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $10 tickets available day of event at Guest Services; first 500 ticket holders will receive a special goodie bag. Info: (360) 698-2555.

GREEN THUMB: The Cross Sound District of Garden Clubs is having a plant sale with proceeds to help the district provide shows, educational information and displays for the public; Sat., Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Community Hall at 10020 Central Valley Road. Info: Marie Ennaro at (360) 275-5763.

PRAYER BREAKFAST: Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke, USAF (Ret.), Apollo 16 astronaut, to speak at the 23rd annual Kitsap County Leadership Prayer Breakfast; Thurs., Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $20 per person or a table of 10 for $175; open to the public, no tickets at the door. Info or reservations (due by Oct. 18): John Taylor at (360) 779-8510 or


SMELL THE ROSES: Kitsap County Rose Society will feature Ray Etheredge who will discuss veneer grafting; Mon., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.; CKFR Fire Station 41, Fairgrounds and Old Military Roads; open to the public.

CKCC: Central Kitsap Community Council to feature presentations on the Puget Sound Regional Council, Mentor Company, proposed Sterling Homes project application to develop housing off Anderson Hill Road, and Kitsap Shoreline Master Program; Wed., Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m.; CKFR/Silverdale Water District Headquarters, 5300 Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale; open to the public.

GFWC: General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kitsap Peninsula members to evaluate club projects and look at new ideas; Thurs., Oct. 16, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting; Subway, Kitsap Way, Bremerton; guest welcome. Info: or Nina at (360) 698-0087.

HEARING HELP: Hearing Loss Assn. of Kitsap County will feature John Allen who will discuss Hearing Assistive Technology; Sat., Oct. 18, 1-3 p.m.; Iris Room, Harrison Medical Center Silverdale. Info: (360) 871-0997 or

MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA) to feature attorney Ed Wolfe, formerly a deputy assistant secretary of state and immediate past president of the Kitsap County Bar Association, who will discuss international law; Fri., Oct. 24, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch. Info or RSVP (before Oct. 17): (360) 871-3159.

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