MUSIC TO THE EARS: Seventy-five of the finest handbell musicians from around the country will gather for Distinctly Bronze West, the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers’ flagship performance; Sun., Feb. 15, 4 p.m.; Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside, 100 Washington Ave.; $5 at the door. Info:

GAME ON: Special Olympics Southwest Regional Basketball Tournament to feature more than 70 teams of players ages 8 to 60-plus; Sun., Feb. 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

DRIVE SAFE: Country Meadows is sponsoring an AARP driver safety program to serve as a refresher course for drivers older than 50; most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course; Tues., Feb. 17 and Wed., Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day; 12169 Country Meadow Lane, Silverdale; $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers; open to the public. Registration or info: (360) 692-4480.

TRILLIUM SCHOOL: “Loving School: Educational Models That Bring Kids to Life” to feature information on local Montessori, Sudbury and Waldorf schools; Thurs., Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.; Poulsbo Library. Info:

MONEY SMARTS: Super Saturday Financial Information Fair featuring free tax preparation services, free credit reports, credit counseling and housing counseling, low-income public housing and self-help programs and more; Sat., Feb. 21, noon-4:30 p.m.; West Park Community Center, 76 Russell Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-8108.

FAMILY TREE: Puget Sound Genealogical Society to feature “Genealogy 101” workshop; Sat. Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2501 SE Mile Hill Drive, Suite A 102, Port Orchard; free. Info: (360) 874-8813 or visit

PET POPULATION CONTROL: Kitsap Spay Day to feature 14 Kitsap County veterinarians who will offer discounted rates to help cut down on pet overpopulation; Tues., Feb. 24; CK vets include All Creatures Animal Hospital, Bremerton Animal Hospital, Wheaton Way Vet Clinic and the Kitsap Humane Society. To schedule an appointment, call (360) 479-6775.

KAPO DINNER: Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners (KAPO) to feature Bob Williams, founder and senior fellow of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation; Thurs., Feb. 26, 6 p.m. social hour, 6:45 p.m. dinner; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $40 per person, open to the public. Reservations and payment required by Sat., Feb. 21. Info: Gerry Taylor at (360) 692-8109 or


TECH-SAVY SENIORS: Kitsap Computing Seniors to feature guest speaker and member Larry DuSavage who will discuss various computer programs with potluck and raffle to follow; Mon., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-noon; Silverdale Community Center.

CKCC: The Central Kitsap Community Council’s agenda items include status reports on the CK Food Bank, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue and Kitsap County’s Transportation Planning Advisory Committee and an update on the Waaga Way connector road and town center design standards; Wed., Feb. 18, 7-9 p.m.; Silverdale Water/CKFR Headquarters, 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road.

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