UNTIL THERE’S A CURE: Central Kitsap & Bremerton Relay for Life kickoff party; Sat., Jan. 31, 1 p.m.; Comfort Inn & Suites, 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. Team members from past Relays, cancer survivors, community members interested in forming a team and businesses interested in sponsoring the Relay are invited to attend. Info: (360) 871-4453.

SOLAR TALK: Andy Cochrane, president of Power Trip Energy Corp. of Port Townsend, to offer a free two-hour workshop on solar grid-tied electricity; Sat., Jan. 31, noon-2 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way N.W. Info:

RAISE GOOD KIDS: Parenting classes based on Dr. James Dobson’s “Essentials of Discipline” lead by pastor Tammy Bailey; starts Sun., Feb. 1, 6 p.m.; Hillcrest Assembly, 6750 Wheaton Way, Bremerton; free and open to everyone. Info: (360) 692-1555.

FINANCIAL FREEDOM: “Financially free with Gini Hawthorne” — a series of 10 classes featuring study of Biblical instruction concerning managing God’s money; starts Sun., Feb. 1; Abundant Life Foursquare Church, 5610 Kitsap Way, Bremerton; $25 includes all materials, coffee and snacks. Info: Gini at (360) 692-4515.

REVERSE MORTGAGE 101: Reverse mortgage seminar for homeowners 62 or older on how to potentially access equity while keeping home payment-free, financially secure; Wed., Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Poplar Room, Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way N.W., Silverdale; lunch included; free. Info and RSVP: (800) 361-8367.

SWINGIN’ GOOD TIME: The Klahowya Performing Arts Parent Association is sponsoring a Swing Dance and Silent Auction featuring music, dancing, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and the live music of the Buz Whiteley Big Band and the Klahowya Jazz Choir; Sat., Feb. 7, 7-10 p.m.; Klahowya Secondary School, 7607 Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale; $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors; tickets available at the door or in advance at The Global Bean. Info: Linda at (360) 731-3975.


STAR GAZERS: Olympic Astronomical Society to discuss black holes and a report of recent and upcoming astronomical events with a break for refreshments included; Mon., Feb. 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Olympic College Art Room 103, Bremerton; visitors welcome. Info: (360) 265-5418.

GREEN THUMB: Central Valley Garden Club to discuss landscaping for the birds with a presentation by Master Gardener Faye Linger; Tues., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. business meeting; noon, bring a sack lunch; VFW Hall, 9981 Central Valley Road, Bremerton; open to all interested. Info: (360) 692-7588.

WELLNESS: Kitsap County National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI) to discuss building a meaningful life after the hospital with a showing of the film, “Inside Outside;” Thurs., Feb. 5, 7 p.m.; Kitsap Mental Health, 5455 Almira Drive, Bremerton.

NAVY LEAGUE: Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League to feature guest speaker Capt. Mark Olson, commanding officer, Naval Base Kitsap who will answer questions regarding what is currently happening in both Bremerton and Bangor facilities; Tues., Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m.; Bangor Plaza, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; $15; public invited. RSVP: (360) 782-5500 by Feb. 3.


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 CPR — Tues., Feb. 10; Thurs., Feb. 19; and Tues, Feb. 24; 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., Feb. 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult CPR with First Aid — Wed., Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 18, 1-8 p.m.; $55.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., Feb. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; Sun., Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider — Fri., Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.

Four-hour HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention — Wed., Feb. 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $38.

Seven-Hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Fri., Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $65.

Family Caregiver Workshop — Sat., Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-noon; Abiding Home Care, Silverdale; $10.

Babysitter Training — Sat., Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $30.

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