QUALITY MENTORING: Dr. Susan Weinberger, an international authority on mentoring, will discuss providing quality mentoring to Kitsap County youth; Wed., Jan. 21, 5-7:30 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; free. Info or RSVP: (360) 337-4878 or

HEY THERE LAD: A Nicht Wi’ Rabbie Burns, featuring poetry, Scottish dancers, songs, toasts, samples of Scottish appetizers and a ceremonial presentation of the Haggis; wear your kilts, tartans, shawls and bonnets; Fri., Jan. 23, 7 p.m.; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton; $10 donation requested. Info: (360) 698-8512.

FINANCIAL COMMON SENSE: Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, features information for families and individuals on how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability; classes begin Sun., Jan. 25, 5 p.m. Info: Schuyler Beaver at (360) 698-4108 or

GET SCHOOLED: Christ the King Academy to host an open house for families to learn about the school; Tues., Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m.; 705 N.E. Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-9189.

ICE, ICE BABY: “Skate For Life!” featuring exhibition by local skaters, giveaways, free on-ice lessons and free skate and games time; Thurs., Jan. 29, 4-5:15 p.m.; Bremerton Ice Arena, 1950 Homer Drive, Bremerton. Pre-registartion required (100-person limit): Jackie Ashley at (360) 990-2790 or

EGGS AND ECONOMICS: Nationally acclaimed economist John Mitchell returns for the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance’s Decision Makers Breakfast with his trademark high-energy and insightful economic forecast for the region; Thurs., Jan. 29, 7:30-10 a.m.; Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside; $50 per person or sponsored table reservations of 10 for $450. To register or info: or (360) 377-9499.


HEARING LOSS INFO: Washington State Com-munication Access Project update by Wash-CAP Advocacy Director/Counsel John Waldo at the meeting of Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County (formerly SHHH); Sat., Jan. 17, 1-3 p.m.; Iris Room at Harrison Medical Center, Silverdale, 1800 N.W. Myhre Road; public welcome. Info: (360) 871-0997 or e-mail

MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton to host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group; Wed., Jan. 21, 7 p.m.; The Willows, 3201 Pine Road, Bremerton; open to the public; free. Info: (360) 478-7277 or visit

INSURERS GATHER: Insurance professionals invited to local National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors meeting with a presentation by Kenneth Beers on “Our Ethics — Our Profession — Our Code;” satisfies the Ethics CE required by the state; Wed. Jan. 21, 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $10 includes breakfast. RSVP: Dagmar Lacy at or (360) 876-0706.

NETWORK: Olympic Business Exchange to feature Shannon Corin with APB who will make a 10-minute presentation about setting up books and accounting systems for small businesses; Thurs., Jan. 22, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: (360) 908-1098,

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