HOME SHOW: Peninsula Home & Garden Expo featuring more than 275 vendors — the largest home show west of Seattle; today, Fri. March 13, 2-8 p.m.; Sat., March 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., March 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion, President’s Hall and VanZee building; $6 adults, $5 senior citizens, teens and active duty military, free for children 12 and younger. Coupon for $1 off admission available at

STRAIGHT FROM LAWMAKERS: The 23rd District delegation of state lawmakers to host two town hall meetings; Sat., March 14, 9:30-11 a.m., Kingston Fire Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston; 1:30-3 p.m., Olympic High School (forum room), 7070 Stampede Blvd. NW, Bremerton; free and open to the public.

PARADE OF GREEN: St. Patrick’s Day Parade featuring fun for the whole family and an opportunity to be in the parade; Sat., March 14, 10:30-11 a.m. parade sign-in at Westsound Bank, Sixth Street and Pacific in Bremerton; 11 a.m. Banker’s Irish Potato Relay; 11:30 a.m. parade begins at Sixth Street and Pacific and continues to First Street. Info: (360) 377-3041.

GET MOVING: Free public education program about arthritis featuring guest speakers and registration for the May 9 Kitsap Arthritis Walk in Silverdale; Sat., March 14, 10-11:30 a.m.; Harrison Medical Center Annex, 750 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. RSVP: Julie Gabelein at (800) 746-1821 or e-mail

OF CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE: Shamrock dinner and Celtic entertainment; Sat., March 14, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. dinner; Bremerton Masonic Temple, 878 Fifth St., Bremerton; $10. RSVP: (360) 990-1625.

WOOD WONDERS: Kitsap County Woodcarver’s Club’s 23rd annual Woodcarving Show to feature a variety of wood sculptures by local artists and free carving lessons; Sat. and Sun., March 14 and 15; West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E St., National Avenue and E Street, Bremerton; free. Info:

LUNCH OF THE IRISH: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and older to attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch; Tues., March 17, noon; locations in East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Silverdale, Kingston, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. RSVP by 2:30 p.m. March 16. Call (360) 377-8511 for reservations.

ST. PADDY’S BENEFIT: VFW Post No. 239 to host a Saint Patrick’s Day dinner to benefit the Wounded Warrior Transition Program; Tues., March 17, 5 p.m. until the food runs out; VFW Post No. 239, 190 South Dora, Bremerton; $8 minimum donation; tickets can be purchased at Post location. Info or to reserve a seat: (360) 377-6739.

LOOK AT WYA: Open house for the Washington Youth Academy, a free federal- and state-funded residential and post residential program for 16-19 year olds who have dropped out of high school or at risk of dropping out; Wednesdays, March 18 and April 1 and 15, 5:30 p.m.; Sat., April 25, 10:30 a.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or

MUSICAL DELIGHT: A classical program of Lieder and Operatic Arias; Fri., March 20, 7 p.m.; Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; $15 advanced sales, $17 at the door. Tickets or info: (360) 377-8327 during business hours.

HELPING HANDS: KCR/Americorps invites the public to participate in a service project at the Washington Veterans Home Retsil which will include gardening, cleaning the grounds, pressure washing and more; Fri., March 20, 10 a.m. start; 1141 Beach Drive, Retsil. Info: Bev Keough at (360) 473-2016 or

FRUITY: The Peninsula Fruit Club is hosting a spring grafting workshop and fruit tree sale; Sat., March 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sheridan Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd. and Clare Avenue, Bremerton. Potted trees and berries also will be for sale.

REFS’ REVENGE: Murder Mystery Fundraiser: Slaughter County Roller Vixens, Revenge of the Refs; Sat., March 21, 7-10 p.m.; Juwapa’s, 834 Bay St., Port Orchard; $25 per person.

BENEFICIAL BEES: Lisa Novich to discuss Orchard Mason Bees and the benefits to your garden; Sat. March 21, noon-1 p.m.; Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; free. Register: (360) 308-8210 or stop by the nursery.

SECOND-HAND TREASURES: Second-Hand Rose Flea Market featuring 25 tables of treasures at great prices; Sat., March 28, doors open at 9 a.m.; Bremerton Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge, 1018 18th St. (behind Olympic College’s main parking lot); coffee, snacks and lunch served all day; open to the public.

SNOW WHITE ON STAGE: Dance Arts Theatre of Silverdale presents “Snow White and the Seven Woodsmen” with “Les Patineurs” (The Skaters) and “Ballet Tapestry;” Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 29, 2:30 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center; $14 reserved section, $12 general admission, $7 senior citizens and children 18 and younger. Tickets at the door or at Irene’s School of Dance in Silverdale and from cast members. Info or tickets: (360) 692-4395.

ART THROUGH THE LENS: Olympic College presents “One in a Million” photography student exhibition; now through April 13; OC Bremerton’s Haselwood Library, second floor.

SINGING LADIES: Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines host chorus rehearsals every Tuesday; women of all ages welcome; 6:30-9 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 1410 Ohio St., Bremerton. Info: Kathy at (360) 297-8414 or visit


NK LADIES: The North Kitsap Republican Women to meet; Tues., March 17, 11:30 a.m.; North Kitsap Fire Station in Kingston. Info: Brenda at (360) 871-2200.

MEMORY CARE: Support group, featuring free information, for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia; Wed., March 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Canterbury Manor, 703 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Info: Cynthia Lee at (360) 286-3542 or (360) 830-0316.

HIGHER LEARNING: Informational session on completing a bachelor’s degree in human services through Western Washington University; Wed., March 18, 1 p.m.; Olympic College Bremerton, University Quad, WWU Conference Room. Info: (360) 475-7265 or e-mail

MUNITIONS SURVEY: Navy to host a town meeting to discuss its contract with Tetra Tech EC for work associated with the ongoing survey of areas associated with the former Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD) Puget Sound and upcoming work on the eastern shore beaches of Ostrich Bay to confirm no munitions-related items are present in the area; Thurs., March 19, 6 p.m.; Jackson Park Housing Complex, rooms 136-137.

SCOPE OF LOCAL HEALTHCARE: Scott Bosch, president and CEO of Harrison Medical Center, will discuss “Kitsap Health Care During Uncertain Times” at the annual lunch meeting of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance; Fri., March 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Kitsap Golf & Country Club; $25 for members; $30 for non-members. Registration: or call Becky Newton (360) 377-9499.

LOOKING BACK: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to feature Gary Zimmerman, professional genealogist and president of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation in Seattle, who will present “Accessing European Databases on the Web;” Fri., March 20, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Island Public Library meeting room; $5 suggested donation for non-members. Info: (206) 842-6059.

OLD DOMINION EDUCATION: Informational session on obtaining Bachelor of Science degrees in communication or professional writing at Old Dominion University at Olympic College Bremerton; Sat., March 21, 10-11 a.m.; OC Bremerton. Info: or (360) 475-7580.

VA DISCUSSION: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America to feature guest speaker John Lee, director of the Washington Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Fri., March 27, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. RSVP: (360) 871-3159 by March 22.

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