SAFE KITSAP KIDS: First Friday Art Walk to feature “Kitsap Kids: Basic First Aid” to teach children how to recognize an emergency, call 911, stop bleeding, apply bandages, put on a splint, etc.; today, Fri., June 5, 5:30–8 p.m.; Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, 280 Fourth St., Bremerton; free.

HOME BIZ GOODIES: Home Based Business Market is hosting a Relay for Life cancer fundraiser featuring various vendors including Discovery Toys, Usborne Books and Cookie Lee Jewelry; today, Fri., June 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Island Jamz Caribbean Restaurant parking lot, 1783 NE State Highway 308, Keyport. Info: Monica at (360) 471-8219.

PARTY ON THE PATIO: Silverdale Beach Hotel is hosting its Summer Kick-Off Patio Party featuring music, happy hour prices and drink specials; today, Fri., June 5, 3-8 p.m.; 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road.

MILITARY SALUTE: Bremerton Community Theatre is honoring the 65th anniversary of the Normandy landings by offering free tickets to “A Place at Forest Lawn,” to all active military; Sat., June 6, 8 p.m.; 599 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. Active duty must present an ID or be in uniform at the box office. Info: (360) 373-5152 or

UNDERWATER ROVERS: Naval Undersea Museum Keyport’s Family Day to feature the crafting of remotely operated vehicles and autonomous undersea vehicles out of soda bottles which will then be tested in a water tank; Sat., June 6, 10 a.m.-noon; 610 Dowell St.; free and open to children in preschool to 12 years old. Info: (360) 396-5547.

FIGHTING CANCER: Washington Academy of Music is hosting a fundraiser for Relay for Life featuring music by students and ensemble groups, a silent auction, and songs from “Milcado” will be performed by CSTOCK cast members; Sat., June 6, 5-7 p.m.; Global Bean Coffee Traders, 2021 NW Myhre Place (in the Cavalon Building).

WEIGHT IN CHECK: Curves of Bremerton is offering its weight management classes free to the community; Sun., June 7, 2 p.m.; 3627 Wheaton Way, Suite D, Bremerton. Seating is limited. Info or to RSVP: (360) 479-7111.

BUDDHA 101: Three-week series covering the life of the Buddha, his spiritual quest and approach to the problem of human suffering and its transcendence; presented by Rev. Teigan Stevens, a Buddhist monk and priest of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives; Sun., June 7, 14 and 21; Kitsap Regional Library Sylvan Way branch, 1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton. Info: (206) 855-0934.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., June 8 and 22 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info:

ECONOMIC UPDATE: Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon with the presentation “Update on Kitsap’s Economy” featuring the chamber’s board of directors; Tues., June 9, 11:30 a.m.; McCormick Woods Golf Course and Restaurant, 5155 McCormick Woods Drive, Port Orchard; $22. RSVP: (360) 479-3579.

BOOK FRENZY: In light of the economic downturn, the Silverdale Library Friends are hosting a special $1 a bag book sale with no limit on the number of books purchased; Tues., June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Silverdale Library, 3450 NW Carlton St. Plastic bags will be provided; green cloth bags will be honored. Info: (360) 692-2779 or (360) 692-2139.

AQUA RESEARCH: “Water For Farmers — Water Rights, Sources and Re-use Opportunities” featuring guest speakers James Hart, commissioner, Westsound Utilities District; and Martin Senbren, hydrologist, Kitsap Public Utility District; Tues., June 9, 7-9 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center auditorium, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton; free and open to the public. Info:

HIGHER ED: Western Washington University bachelor’s degree in human services informational meeting; Wed., June 10, 2 p.m.; Olympic College, University Quad, WWU Conference Room. Info: Call (360) 475-7265, email or visit

CHECKMATE: The public is invited to play games or watch members of the Kitsap County Chess Club play chess Wednesdays; June 10, 17, 24, 6-8 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library Downtown Bremerton branch, 612 5th Street. Info: (360) 377-3955.

BIZ TAXES 101: The Bremerton office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free tax workshop for new and small business owners; Thurs., June 11, 9 a.m.-noon; Sheridan Park Community Center, Rooms B and C, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. Info or to register: or (800) 647-7706. Space is limited.

TREE-MENDOUS: “Trees of Illahee Preserve” with local community forester Jim Trainer who will share his knowledge and identification of trees; Sat., June 13; Illahee Preserve. Limited to 25 participants. Info. or to register: or (360) 373-3500.

BLUE BANNER PRIDE: Public event featuring a vintage military vehicle display, live music, food and more to support the Kitsap Blue Star Banner Program; Sun., June 14, 1 p.m.; Port Orchard Armory. Info:

FLAG HONOR: The Fleet Reserve Association Bremerton Branch 29 is hosting its annual Flag Burning Ritual to dispose of all unserviceable flags collected for disposal; Sun., June 14, 9 a.m; parking area, 521 National Ave. S. Unusable flags may be dropped off at the branch any day up until the event.

SHAKESPEARE ALOUD: Reading of William Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor;” Sun., June 14, 2-4 p.m.; Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

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


WOMEN UNITE: General Federation of Women’s Clubs Kitsap Peninsula (GFWC) to feature guest speaker Roxanne from Travel Wise; Thurs., June 18, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program starts; Subway, Kitsap Way, Bremerton; guests welcome. Info: 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 and First Aid — Sat., June 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., June 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in Bremerton; Sat., June 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; $70.

CPR Infant and Child Only — Sat., June 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., June 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Three-hour Blood Borne Pathogens — Sat., June 6, 9 a.m.-noon; $21.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., June 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider — Fri., June 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.

Pet First Aid — Sat., June 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

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