GOODIES GALORE: Tracyton United Methodist Church’s Bazaar by the Bay featuring homemade goodies, crafts and lunch with proceeds to benefit the church’s emergency assistance fund; today, Sat., Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 5153 Naomi N.W., Tracyton. Info: (360) 692-1304.

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND: Encore Communities — Northwoods Lodge, Clearbrook Inn and Country Meadows — presents a free “Wonder of Christmas” event featuring a live nativity scene, free pictures with Santa, carolers in vintage clothing, Storybook Lane and life-size gingerbread houses; Sun., Dec. 7; 2321 Schold Place N.W., Silverdale. Info: (360) 692-1228.

SPECIAL GIFT: Toy Run to benefit Harrison Medical Center’s Pediatrics Unit; Sun. Dec. 7, 3-3:30 p.m.; Harrison Silverdale, 1800 N.W. Myhre Road.

BAZAAR BENEFIT: Gaiseni Compassionate Ministries to host a holiday benefit bazaar featuring decorations, handmade gifts, fresh wreaths, swags and centerpieces, food and more; Tues., Dec. 9, 4-8 p.m.; Dream Dinners, 19470 Viking Way, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 620-0660, (360) 308-2412 or e-mail

NO SPEED RACERS: Country Meadows in Silverdale is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety program as a refresher course for drivers 50 and older; most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course; Tues. and Wed., Dec. 9 and 10; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day; 12169 Country Meadows Lane; $10 per person. Info or registration: (360) 692-4480.

COME TOGETHER: Peace Lutheran Church presents its Advent Services; Wednesdays, Dec. 10 and 17, 6:30 p.m.; 1234 Riddell Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-6253 or

HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Hillcrest church to feature a drive-thru living nativity scene featuring Dickens-era singers and a “Charlie Brown Christmas” for kids; Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 11-13, 7-8:30 p.m.; 6750 State Route 303, Bremerton. Info: Scott Fontenot at (360) 692-1555.

CRAFTY: Collage Arts and Crafts show is celebrating 25 years with an event to feature more than 50 vendors showcasing handcrafted goods; Sat., Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 N.W. Golf Club Hill Road, Bremerton; free. Info: (360) 895-9171 or (360) 551-3234.

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1850: The Kitsap Historical Society presents “A Milltown Family Christmas,” circa 1850, featuring live performances of 1850s music and dance, crafts and games for children, period costumes, storytelling, carols and a family style roast beef dinner; Sun. Dec. 14, 4 p.m.; Seabeck Conference Center; adults $20; children 12 and younger $10; and free for children 3 and younger. Advanced tickets only (none sold at the door): purchase at the Kitsap Historical Museum, 280 Fourth St., Bremerton, (360) 479-6226, or at the Seabeck Conference Center, 15395 Seabeck Highway N.W., (360) 830-5010.

ARE YOU LISTENIN’?: Sleigh Bells Caroling Competition on the streets of downtown Poulsbo to benefit the North Kitsap Fishline food bank; Sat., Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Info: (360) 779-7219.


AD/HD SUPPORT: “AD/HD and Meds: What is There? What’s New? What Works for What?” will be presented by Dr. Terry Douglass; Tues., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group; Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church, 1111 N.E. Waaga Way; free. Info: (360) 779-5362 or (360) 697-3922.

CKCC: Central Kitsap Community Council features its town hall meeting featuring several local state Legislators and the Kitsap County commissioners; Wed., Dec. 10, 7 p.m.; Jenne-Wright Administration Center, 9210 Silverdale Way, Silverdale.

OF DRAGONFLIES: Kitsap Audubon Society to feature “Dragonflies — Rainbows on the Wing,” presented by biologist and author Dennis Paulson; Thurs., Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo library, lower level; public welcome. Info: or (360) 692-8180.

GET ACTIVE: Multi-sport organizational meeting; the first formal meeting designed to bring runners, swimmers, cyclists and triathletes together to form a club that will serve to support a healthy lifestyle; Tues., Dec. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Info: Jim Felty at (360) 315-5609.

MOAA/ROWA LUNCH: Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America and the Retired Officers Wives Association to host annual Christmas luncheon; Wed., Dec. 17, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road N.E., Bremerton; $12. RSVP by Dec. 7: (360) 871-3159.


The American Red Cross has a number of upcoming classes offered at the West Sound Service Center, 811 Pacific Ave., in Bremerton. To register, call (360) 377-3761 or visit the Web site at

First Aid — Thurs., Dec. 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid – Sun., Dec. 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.

HIV/AIDS Prevention – Wed., Dec. 10, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $38.

Adult CPR with First Aid – Wed., Dec. 17, 1-8 p.m.; $55.

Babysitter Training – Sat., Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $30.

Adult CPR – Tues., Dec. 9 or Tues., Dec. 23, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; or Thurs., Dec. 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Abiding Homecare, Silverdale; $36.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Dec. 19, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.; $39.

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