OPERA PREVIEW: Tom Sunderland, stage director of the upcoming opera — Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” — will provide background information and members of the cast will be on hand to sing selections from the opera; Sun., Nov. 2, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton. Opera will be on stage, 7 p.m., Nov. 21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at the Bremerton Symphony office, 532 Fifth St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-1722.

NUTRITION 101: Author Kathryn Parslow will be signing copies of her book, “Surviving the American High-Tech Diet,” after she teaches and answers questions about the importance of proper nutrition; Wed., Nov. 5, 5:30-7 p.m.; Silverdale Library, 3550 Carlton St. Info: Sunnie Atkins at (888) 361-9473 or

TRANSITIONAL TIME: The Olympic College Women’s Programs and College Success and the Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program will sponsor a one-day workshop for homemakers in transition; Wed., Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; free; Bremer Student Center’s North & South conference rooms at Olympic College Bremerton. Info or register: (360) 475-7530.

BOOK FUN: PineCrest Elementary is hosting a Barnes and Noble Book Fair to benefit the PineCrest library, featuring performances by the school choir, story times and pictures with Whiskers; Sat., Nov. 8; Kitsap Mall.

TALE OF SURVIVAL: Brownsville United Methodist Church will host a book signing for Richard LeMieux, Bremerton author of “Breakfast at Sally’s,” who was once a successful businessman who descended into homelessness and his struggle back; Sat., Nov. 8, 11 a.m.; 8811 Illahee Road NE, across from Brownville Elementary School.

HERITAGE REMEMBERED: Black Historical Society of Kitsap County to host an informal open house in honor of Veterans Day; Sat., Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Black History Museum, 1204 Park Ave., Bremerton. Info: or (360) 479-3608.

EARLY DETECTION IS KEY: Kitsap County Health District’s free one-day Women’s Health Screening event featuring breast and cervical health screening for women ages 40-64 who are uninsured, have limited insurance or have limited or no income was rescheduled for Fri., Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.; South Kitsap Helpline parking lot, 1351 Bay St., Port Orchard. Exams will be conducted in the Swedish Hospital Breast Care Express, a full-service, self-contained, 64-foot mammography unit and women’s preventive exam clinic on wheels; child care provided during the exam. Info or to make an appointment: (360) 874-5580 or (360) 874-5581.

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-Dec. 9, 7 p.m.; Hillcrest Assembly, 6750 State Highway 303, Bremerton. Info: (360) 692-1555.

WORSHIP TOGETHER: River Worship Center meets at Cottonwood Elementary School, 330 NE Foster Road, Bremerton; 10:30 a.m. Sunday service; 6 p.m. Sunday evening cell groups; all are welcome. Info: Pastor Barbara Bowan at (360) 362-9681.


STAR GAZERS: Olympic Astronomical Society will feature a lecture on astrophotography and one about the planet Mercury and the “Messenger” space probe recently sent there; break for refreshments and discussion included; Mon., Nov. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Olympic College Art 103; visitors encouraged to attend.

GO TEAM: 2009 Central Kitsap & Bremerton Relay For Life team captain meeting; Mon., Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m., planning committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; Bremerton Church of the Nazarene, 924 Sheridan Road, East Bremerton. Info: (360) 871-4453, or

GET CRAFTY: Central Valley Garden Club to feature learning design techniques using a mug and how to do centerpieces for tables; bring a sack lunch; Tues., Nov. 4, business meeting, 10 a.m.; lunch, noon; VFW Post 4992, 9981 Central Valley Road, Bremerton. Info: Betty Clark at (360) 697-1442.

STEPS TO SUCCESS: “10 Steps to the Holiday of Your Dreams” featuring financial and credit counselors who will discuss the best ways to avoid a financial holiday hangover; Wed., Nov. 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free. Register or info: (888) 282-5491, ext. 1113 or

PARK PLANNING: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission to host its third and final workshop in a process that will lead to land use plans for Central Kitsap area state parks; Wed., Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m.; Long Lake County Park – Bob Oke Community Room, 5448 Long Lake Road S.E., Port Orchard. Info: Ryan Karlson at (360) 902-8650 or (800) 833-6388.

WATER TALK: Silverdale Water District general meeting; Thurs., Nov. 6, 9 a.m.; Silverdale Water District headquarters, 5300 N.W. Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale; open to the public.

COME TOGETHER: Olympic Business Exchange (OBE), a chapter of BNI, to host a visitors day open to those looking to network with other business professionals; Thurs., Nov. 6, 7:30-9 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel’s Auto Bar; free. Info: Shannon Corin at (360) 908-1098, or

UNITL THERE’S A CURE: A Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the Oncology Room at Harrison Medical Center Bremerton. Info:, or (360) 792-6880.

NOSTALGIA: The West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Bremerton Airport Diner to discuss fixing and restoration of all military vehicles; vehicle ownership is not a requirement. Info: Mike Denall at (360) 692-9932 or (360) 536-5714.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Canterbury Manor, 703 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Info: Cynthia Lee at (360) 286-3542 or (360) 830-0316.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT: A support group for people with Lyme disease meets from 3 to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on Bainbridge Island. Contact for meeting location and info: Barb at (206) 842-5491.

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