IN REMEMBRANCE: The Compassionate Friends is hosting a candle lighting ceremony in memory of children who have died at any age, from any cause; Sun., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.; The Bremerton Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road N.E, Bremerton. Info: Carolyn Topness at (360) 692-0217.

SENIOR HOLIDAY LUNCH: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program’s special holiday lunch for those 60 and older; Thurs., Dec. 18, noon; locations in East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Kingston, Silverdale, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. Call for reservations (due by 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17) and location information: (360) 377-8511.

HOLIDAY DANCE: Students of Irene’s School of Dance in Silverdale present six Happy Holidays dance programs; Fri., Dec. 19, 6:30 and 8 p.m.; and Sat., Dec. 20, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Central Kitsap High School auditorium; free. Info: (360) 692-4395.


STRUMMERS CONVERGE: Kitsap Guitar Society’s second meeting; today, Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.; Washington Academy of Music, 3100 Bucklin Hill Road, Suite 116. Info: (360) 613-5700.

TECHY SENIORS: Kitsap Computing Seniors to feature guest speaker Central Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown who will discuss local projects and issues; Mon., Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon; Silverdale Community Center; potluck and raffle to follow.

MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton hosts Alzhei-mer’s and dementia support group; Wed., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.; The Willows, 3201 Pine Road, Bremerton; free; public welcome. Info: (360) 478-7277.

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.

LIBRARY BOARD: Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trustees; Thurs., Dec. 18, 6 p.m.; Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; public welcome. Info: (360) 405-9100.

WOMEN UNITE: GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club dinner meeting open to women of all ages interested in making a difference in Kitsap County; those attending asked to bring a wrapped Christmas ornament to exchange; Thurs., Dec. 18, 6 p.m.; China House, 3249 Perry Ave. N.E., Bremerton. Info:


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

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

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

Adult CPR — 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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