HOME BIZ SPOTLIGHT: The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Home-Based Business Expo; Sat., May 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Costco Wholesale,10000 Mickelberry Road, Silverdale. Info: Darla Murker at (360) 692-6800 or

BARBERSHOP STYLE: Kitsap Chordsmen Chorus to host the association’s division 2 competitions featuring eight choruses; Sat., May 16, Kitsap Chorus performance at 9 a.m., quartet competition in early afternoon, show of champions at 5 p.m.; Bremerton High School’s Performing Arts Center; public encouraged to attend any or all segments. Info: (360) 337-SING.

HOME BUYING 101: First-time home buyer class designed to educate prospective home buyers on the home buying process, available assistance programs, credit repair, planning and budgeting, how to choose a Realtor and negotiating; Sat., May 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; John L. Scott Real Estate office, 2244 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; free, seating is limited. Info or reservations: Leslie Forbes at (360) 271-9511 or

GARDEN HUES: Ed Hume to present “Color in the Garden” on how the best annuals, perennials and shrubs are combined to achieve maximum color in the garden; Sat., May 16, 3-4 p.m.; Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; free. Register: (360) 308-8210 or stop by the nursery.

PLAYTIME: Clear Creek Trail Discovery Play Day to feature fun activities including stories, songs and a scavenger hunt to help children learn about wetlands; Tues., May 19, 10 a.m.; Clear Creek Interpretive Center (red barn), Levin Road, Silverdale. Info: (360) 613-5500.

FIRST STEP: Free First-Time Home Buyer Certification Class; Tues., May 19 and Thurs., May 21, 6-8:30 p.m. (both dates required); RE/MAX Platinum Services’ office, 9224 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale (next to Flowers to Go). RSVP: (360) 613-0822.

CRUISIN’: Information on AAA Travel and Celebrity Cruises; Thurs., May 21, 6 p.m.; Bremerton Service Center, 5700 Kitsap Way, Suite 201. RSVP: (877) 802-6894.

HIGHER LEARNING: Informational session on completing a bachelor’s degree in human services through Western Washington University; Thurs., May 21, 3 p.m.; Olympic College, University Quad, WWU conference room. Info:, (360) 475-7265 or

IN REMEMBERANCE: Keyport Undersea Museum to host a “Tolling the Boats” ceremony in observance of Memorial Day featuring guest speaker Capt. Murray Gero, commanding officer of the USS Ohio blue crew; 20 World War II submarine veterans also will attend; Fri., May 22, 10 a.m. with a reception to follow; 610 Dowell St., Keyport; public is invited to attend.

KEEPING CLEAN: Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and the Port of Bremerton will host a clean tech event; Fri., May 29, 8 a.m.-noon; Bremerton Comfort Inn & Suites; $25 includes breakfast. Register online at or call (360) 377-9499.

ONLINE SCHOOLING: Informational session for parents and students interested in learning more about Insight School of Washington — a tuition-free, full-time, diploma-granting online public high school available statewide; Sat., May 30, 4-6 p.m.; Comfort Inn & Suites, 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton; free and open to the public. Info: or (800) 856-3891.


RINGING EARS: Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County to feature guest speaker Rachelle Kautzman who will discuss tinnitus; Sat., May 16, 1-3 p.m.; Iris room, Silverdale Harrison Medical Center; all are welcome. Info: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or

LOVE NOTES: Peninsula Romance Writers Association meets; Sat., May 16, 10 a.m.; Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

CURRICULUM REVIEW: The Central Kitsap School District Instructional Materials Committee meeting to review and suggest changes to selected curriculum; rescheduled to Tues., May 19, 4-6 p.m.; Jenne-Wright Administration Center Board Room, 9210 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale.

LEGISLATIVE LOOK: The Central Kitsap Community Council is hosting a town hall meeting featuring the review and discussion of the recent session of the Washington Legislature; Wed., May 20, 7-9 p.m.; Central Kitsap School District’s Jenne-Wright Administration Center, 9210 Silverdale Way, Silverdale.

BREATHE EASIER: Better Breathers to feature Richard Huddy, director of CAPRI, who will talk about pulmonary rehabilitation; Wed., May 20, 1:30 p.m.; Harrison Medical Center, Rose room. Info: (360) 792-6686 or

WOMEN UNITE: GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club initiating new members and collecting art supplies for the Canterbury Care Center; Thurs., May 21, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting; China House, 3249 B Perry Ave., Bremerton; guests welcome. Info: or

MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton, a memory care community, is hosting an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group; Wed., May 20, 7 p.m.; The Willows, 3201 Pine Road; free and open to the public. Info: (360) 478-7277 or

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


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., May 26, 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., May 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., May 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., May 24; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.

First Aid — Thurs., May 28; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

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