June 18, 2009 · Updated 6:03 PM
HANDBELL DELIGHT: The Wesley Bell Ringers from Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah will play their nearly 200 precision-tuned handbells in a concert; today, Fri., June 19, 7:30 p.m.; Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nels Nelson Road NW, Bremerton; free, but donations will be accepted. Info: Terry Waite at (801) 809-6190 or email@example.com.
TWINKLE TOES: Irene’s School of Dance students present “Say It With Dance” featuring a variety of dance styles including ballet, pointe, jazz and hip hop; today, Fri., June 19 and Sat., June 20, 7 a.m.; Sun., June 21, 2 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center; $5, tickets available at the door. Info: (360) 692-4395.
JUNETEENTH: The Community Leadership Coalition and Alliance is hosting the seventh annual Juneteenth Celebration featuring free food, entertainment, guest speakers and games and activities for kids; Sat., June 20, noon-6 p.m.; Evergreen Park, Bremerton. Info: Robert Boddie at (360) 337-7687 or firstname.lastname@example.org or JD Sweet at (360) 620-9856 or email@example.com.
KIDS GRIEF SUPPORT: Hospice of Kitsap County to host annual Kids’ Grief Retreat led by Hospice counselors and volunteers and designed to help kids ages 4-12 cope with the death of a loved one through arts and crafts, journal writing and sharing; a simultaneous support group will be held for parents and guardians; Sat., June 20, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Silverwood School, 14000 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo; free, lunch included. Info or to register: (360) 698-4611.
CENTENNIAL HONOR: NAACP Bremerton No. 1134 Freedom Fund 100-year celebration to feature keynote speaker Greg Lloyd, former NFL Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker; Sat., June 20, Comfort Inn & Suites, Olympic Ballroom, 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton; $40 for adults and $20 for youth in advance; $60 adults and $40 youth at the door. Info: (360) 405-1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK FOR HEALTH: The Kitsap Volkssporters’ Club is hosting a free walk event featuring a 5K, 11K and 21K; Sat., June 20, start time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., end time: 4 p.m.; Buck Lake County Park, 6959 Buck Lake Road, Hansville. Info: Rob Williams at (360) 710-1008, email@example.com or http://kitsapvolkssporters.home.comcast.net.
VERY FISHY: Beach seine featuring a variety of fish which will be netted, identified, measured, inventoried and released; Sat., June 20, 2-4 p.m.; Old Mill Park, Silverdale; bring the whole family. Parking is limited so participants are asked to park at the Interpretive Center.
BENEFIT SHOW: North Kitsap Car and Motorcycle Show to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life; Sun., June 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kingston Lumber Distribution Yard, 26855 NE Hwy 104, Kingston; free to the public; $15 for exhibitors in advance, $20 day-of-show. Info: Rob or Carla at (360) 638-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMP TIME: Central Kitsap School District to host a summer youth track and field camp open to ages 5-18; Mon., June 22-Fri., June 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day; $50, payable to CKSD. Info or to register: visit the CKSD Community Schools Office, Jenne- Wright Administration Center, 9210 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, or visit www.cksd.wednet.edu/Community/CommSchInd.
GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., June 22 and July 13 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info: www.pacsurgical.com/events.htm.
COMMENTS WANTED: The public is encouraged to attend open-house style scoping meetings for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that is being prepared for the Navy’s proposed action to construct and operate a new explosives handling wharf at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; Tues., June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Poulsbo Fire Station, multipurpose room, 911 NE Liberty Road; Wed., June 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Port Ludlow Fire Station 31, training room, 7650 Oak Bay Road; Thurs., June 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence auditorium, 2445 Third Ave. South, Seattle. Info: http://ehw.nbkeis.com.
JAILED FOR BABIES: March of Dimes annual Jail & Bail Fundraiser in which participants are mock arrested, charged with humorous crimes and sentenced to “raise bail” to support March of Dimes; Wed., June 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Harborside Fountain Park, The Fountain Room, Bremerton. Register yourself or nominate a friend or coworker. Info: Ginger Gray toll-free at (800) 231-5245 or (253) 752-9255.
SO ROSY: Kitsap Rose Society is hosting its annual rose show featuring a variety of different roses; Sat., June 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., judging is at 11 a.m., Sun., June 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; free. Info: Jane Michelinie at (360) 871-3062.
GARDEN FIT: Kitsap Physical Therapy presents “Staying Healthy in the Garden” on exercises that can prepare the body for gardening season; Sat., June 27, 10 a.m.; Valley Nursery, 20882 Bond Road, Poulsbo.
MESSAGE OF HOPE: Bremerton Christian Science Church presents lecturer Kevin Graunke who brings a message of hope and healing to audiences of all faiths; Sat., June 27, 3 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-4680.
HOME BUYING KNOWLEDGE: First-time Home Buyer Certification class; Sat., June 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; RE/MAX Platinum Services’ office, 9224 Ridgetop Blvd. NW (behind Flowers to Go and Safeway), Silverdale. RSVP: (360) 613-0822.
BABYSITTING 101: The American Red Cross and Kids Discovery Museum are offering a babysitter’s training course for 11-15-year-olds on how to handle emergencies, prevent accidents and understand children’s needs at different ages; Mon., June 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kids Discovery Museum, 305 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island; $30; students should bring a lunch. Registration required: (360) 377-3761, ext. 10216.
SINGING LADIES: Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines host chorus rehearsals every Tuesday; 6:30-9 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 1410 Ohio St., Bremerton. Info: Kathy at (360) 297-8414.
VA GUIDANCE: Half-day information session on local and VA resources for veterans and their caregivers; Sat., June 20, 9:45 a.m.; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Info: Mary at (360) 373-3540.
GROWING BIZ: Silverdale Chamber of Commerce to feature Bill and Patty Hoke who will present “Five Things You Can Take Back to Work Today to Get Your Business Going and Growing;” Wed., June 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $18 if paid by today, June 19; $22 otherwise; open to the public. Info or reservations: (360) 692-6800 or www.silverdalechamber.com.
MOAA MEETS: Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America to feature guest speaker Kitsap County Assessor Jim Avery; Fri., June 26, 5 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. dinner; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. Membership open to those who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, public health service, NOAA, or their spouses. RSVP: (360) 871-3159 by June 19.
GET CONNECTED: Connect Kitsap networking group meets the first and third Monday of each month at 11 a.m. at Subway in Silverdale. Info: www.ConnectKitsap.com.
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.email@example.com.
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 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.; $70.
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.