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BENEFICIAL RUMMAGE: Canterbury Manor’s rummage sale to benefit the Adult Day Services Center and help continue to provide services to low-income seniors; today, Fri. April 17 and Sat., April 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Luke’s Church, 1547 Sheridan Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-3267.
ON STAGE: King’s West Performance Company presents “Acts of God;” April 17-26; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 6 p.m.; 4012 Chico Way NW, Bremerton; $9 adults; $7 seniors and students; $26 family pass; and $7 each group rate for parties of 10 or more; show recommended for children in seventh grade and up. Reservations: (360) 377-7700. Info: www.kingswest.org.
RAISING CHICKENS: WSU Kitsap County Extension and WSU Small Farms present “Chickens 101” featuring information on poultry raising for both personal use and local sales at farm stands, farmers markets and retail; Sat., April 18, 1-4 p.m.; 27691 Lindvog Road NE, Kingston; $35. Info or to register: http://kitsap.wsu.edu/ag/ag_pdf/chicken_101.pdf.
MASTERING TOMATOES: Chris Smith to present “The Complete Tomato Grower;” Sat., April 18, 10-11 a.m.; Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; free. Register: (360) 308-8210 or stop by the nursery.
STUFF FOR SALE: Saint Nicholas Church and the Tahuya Community Club to host their annual “Plant and Stuff Sale” with proceeds to go toward repairing roof gutters damaged by the heavy winter snowfall; Sat., April 18, noon-3 p.m.; Tahuya fire station.
OPEN HOUSE: Christian Science Reading Rooms open house; Sun., April 19, 3-5 p.m.; Bremerton Christian Science Church, Fourth Street and Warren Avenue; open to the public. Info: (360) 373-4680.
GREEN THUMBS UNITE: Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap’s Gala Premier Fundraising event to feature guest speakers Ciscoe Morris and Meeghan Black from KING 5, Duncan Creek String Quartet, a skit by The Dibble Boys Comedy Team, and appetizers and desserts; Sun., April 19, 3-6 p.m.; Kitsap Memorial Park, 202 NE Park St., Poulsbo; $25.
VET BENEFIT: Famous Dave’s and the J-R Saloon present a bike show to benefit the Retsil Veterans Home featuring 20 percent off all food and beverage sales; Sun., April 19, 2-6 p.m. (voting concludes at 4 p.m.); J-R Saloon, 9448 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: (360) 337-7492.
SAFE DRIVERS: Country Meadows Silverdale will sponsor an AARP Driver Safety Program as a refresher course for drivers 50 and older; Tues., April 21 and Wed., April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day; 12169 Country Meadows Lane NW; $12 AARP members; $14 non-members; open to the public; most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course. Info or registration: (360) 692-4480.
GET TWEETS: Local speaker and consultant Dan Weedin to offer a one-hour teleseminar for all business professionals and entrepreneurs on how to leverage Twitter in their businesses; Wed., April 22, 11 a.m.; $15 and includes an MP3 download that will be e-mailed within 48 hours after the event; limited to 50 phone lines. Register: http://blog.danweedin.com/?page_id=54. Info: (360) 697-1058, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.danweedin.com.
DOWN TO “EARTH”: The West Sound Wildlife Shelter and Bainbridge Cinemas present a special showing of the new Disney Nature movie “Earth” featuring a presentation of two live owls before the movie and popcorn and soda; Wed., April 22, 7 p.m.; Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas; $20 per person; groups of five or more, $15 per person; all proceeds benefit the shelter. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office, online at www.westsoundwildlife.org or by phone at (206) 855-9057, ext. 5.
GO GREEN: Informational session on the Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate Course for those who want to be leaders in the field of green building; Thurs., April 23, 5–6:30 p.m.; Sat., May 30, 10 a.m.–noon; OC Bremerton campus. RSVP required: (360) 475-7786 or e-mail ContinuingEd@olympic.edu.
WILD ANIMAL SUPORT: Call to the Wild — an auction to celebrate and benefit the animals of the West Sound Wildlife Shelter featuring dinner and a silent and live auction; Sat., April 25, 5-9:30 p.m.; Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Rd NE, Poulsbo; $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. Info or to purchase tickets: www.westsoundwildlife.org or call Elsa at (206) 855-9057, ext. 5.
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; Sat., April 25, 10:30 a.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or www.ngycp.org/site/state/wa.
FUTURE TEAM MEMBERS: Bremerton High School Drill Team members to host the 2009 Dance/Drill Team Mini Camp for students in grades kindergarten-eighth grade (classes divided by grades); Sat., April 25, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; noon-1 p.m. showtime (families/friends invited to watch the performance); $25; $30 day-of-registration. Info: Edna Cox at (360) 620-5579 or e-mail email@example.com.
ALL ABOUT ANTIQUES: Kitsap Historical Society and Puget Sound Genealogical Society present History & Heritage Antique Faire ’09 — the largest antique show in Kitsap County — attendees are welcome to bring their own antiques for appraisal; Sat., April 25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; President’s Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds; $5. Info: (360) 479-6226, (360) 874-8813 or visit www.pusogensoc.org/antiquefaire09.
DANCING FEET: “Sunday Afternoon Dancing and Dinner” featuring dancing to live music by Evan & Charlie Brown and a complete Swiss steak dinner; Sun., April 26, 2 p.m. dancing, 5:30 p.m. dinner; Bremerton Sons of Norway, 1018 18th St., next to Olympic College’s main parking lot; $18 per person. April 18 deadline to pay for tickets. Call (360) 373-1503.
TELECONFERENCE SUPPORT: Hospice of Kitsap County to host Hospice Foundation of America’s 16th annual National Bereavement Teleconference which will focus on “Diversity and End-of-Life Care;” Wed., April 29, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Olympic College Bremerton’s art room 103. Info or to register and receive an OC parking permit: (360) 698-4611.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Pampered Chef fundraiser to help “whip cancer” featuring vendors, free gifts and door prizes; Thurs., April 30, 5-10 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center. Info: Jane Hill at (360) 692-6866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.kitsappines.org.
HEARING LOSS SUPPORT: Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County to feature guest speakers Angela Theriault and Christine Seymour who will present information on services provided by the nonprofit Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center; Sat., April 18, 1-3 p.m.; Iris Room, Harrison Medical Center Silverdale. Info: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or e-mail email@example.com.
AUTHOR TALK: Author Angela Fountas discusses the topic “What Are the Pros and Cons of an MFA (master of fine arts)?” at the Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable; Tues., April 21, 7-8:30 p.m.; Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North; free and open to writers of all levels and interests. Info: www.fieldsend.org or (206) 842-4162.
NK WOMEN: North Kitsap Republican Women to feature Fredi Simpson, National Committeewoman for the Republican Party, who will discuss the inauguration and the election of Michael Steele as the chairman of the Republican Party; Tues., April 21, 11:30 a.m.; Poulsbo fire station. Info: Brenda at (360) 871-2200.
LADY DEMS: Kitsap Democratic Women to discuss the importance of using “green” cleaning products; Wed., April 22, 11:30 a.m.; AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, Bremerton; no-host buffet luncheon; all Kitsap women are invited. Info: Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.
BUSINESS SUPPORT: Women In Networking Generating Success (WINGS) is hosting its quarterly After-Hours Networking Night featuring Peggy Branaman who will present “Small Business Support at the Library: Market Research Tools Online and More;” Wed., April 22, 6-8 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; $10 due upon arrival; dinner is optional. RSVP: (360) 830-5299 or (253) 232-3703.
MOAA: Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America to host an evening buffet and awards dinner; Fri., April 24, 5 p.m. cocktails, 6 p.m. dinner; $20. Info or RSVP (due April 19): (360) 871-3159.
SPEAK PROUDLY: Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization that provides a supportive and positive learning environment to help people excel in speaking, listening and leadership skills; Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.; Subway party room, 3850 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. Call or e-mail for a free reservation: Dave Harris at (360) 478-7089 or Harriscd.firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES
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 www.westsoundredcross.org.
Adult CPR — Tues. April 21; 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., April 26, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.
First Aid — Thurs., April 23, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.
Three-hour HIV Blood Borne Pathogens — Sun., April 19, 9 a.m.-noon; $21.
Four-hour HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention — Sun., April 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.
Seven-Hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., April 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $65.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider — Sat., April 18 and April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.