ONE’S TREASURES: Reliable Storage is hosting a first-time garage sale featuring 40 tenants with various items including antiques, collectibles, clothing, toys and furniture; Sat., Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Waaga Way at Old Military Road in Bremerton. Info: (360) 692-5555.

BUTTERFLY SUMMER: Anna Smith Children’s Park Open House to celebrate the opening of a new butterfly habitat; Sat., Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., open house; 11 a.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony.

POND-TASTIC: Olympic Koi Goldfish and Water Garden Club presents its 10th annual Pond Tour featuring 11 ponds throughout Kitsap County; Sat., Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets and maps for the self-guided tour are available at Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo; $5 per person, kids 18 and younger are free with a paid adult. Info: Melinda Smieja at (360) 830-4589 or visit

SUB MIRACLE: The Naval Undersea Museum begins its August Film Series featuring “Deep Sea Detectives S-5: Doomed Sub” on the Navy’s largest sub that sank on its maiden voyage and how the crew miraculously survived; Sat. Aug. 1, 2 p.m.; 610 Dowell St., Keyport; free admission and parking.

ROCK THE BULB: Puget Sound Energy’s Rock the Bulb Tour featuring bulb exchanges and free compact fluorescent light bulbs; Sat. and Sun., Aug. 1-2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Silverdale Lowe’s; Aug., 8-9, Bremerton Lowe’s; Aug., 15-16, Port Orchard Lowe’s.

GO GREEN: Great Peninsula Future Festival featuring green exhibits, speakers, workshops, crafts, food and entertainment; Sat. and Sun., Aug. 1-2, Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Port Gamble; $7 adults, $5 children 12-18 and free for younger than 12; free parking. Info:

ROCKIN’ THE CURE: Kitsap Friends of Children’s Guild presents “Rock The Cure 2010 Planning Party” open to the public to attend and contribute ideas for the fourth annual event; Mon., Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m.; Flowers To Go, 9130 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale. Info: Julie at (360) 362-6135.

BIBLE SCHOOL FUN: Gadget’s Garage Vacation Bible School will be hosted by Evergreen Lutheran Church for children ages 3 (potty trained) to sixth grade featuring Bible stories, snacks, crafts and more; Mon. Aug. 3-Fri., Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-noon; 3200 Seabeck Holly Road, Seabeck. Info: (360) 830-4180 or

BUY IT RIGHT: RE/MAX Platinum Services and Eagle Home Mortgage are presenting free first-time homebuyer classes; Tues., Aug. 4 and Thurs., Aug. 6 (both dates required), 6-8:30 p.m.; 9224 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale. RSVP: (360) 613-0822.

DELIGHT FOR THE EYES: Art show with Stephani Morgan featuring her favorites and new art along with appetizers and beverages; Thurs., Aug. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Lisa Stirrett’s Glass Art Studio, 3656 Munson St., Silverdale.

DEMS PICNIC: 35th Legislative District Democrats are gathering for a fundraising picnic featuring chicken and ribs and all the fixings, a guest speaker, music and an auction of donated items; Sat., Aug. 8, 12:30 p.m.; Allyn Waterfront Park; $15 for ages 17-61, $12 for ages 62 and older, $5 for children ages 5-16 and free for younger than 5; open to all who consider themselves Democrats. Info: Nancy Frank at

NONVIOLENT ACTION: Nuclear Abolition: Yes We Can!, will be the theme for the observance of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Sat. Aug. 8-Mon., Aug. 10; Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, 16159 Clear Creek Road, Poulsbo. Info: or (360) 377-2586.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., Aug. 10 and 24 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info:

MOAA PICNIC: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America is hosting its annual picnic; Wed., Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton; $14 per person; all members and family are invited. RSVP by Aug. 1: (360) 871-3159.

DENIM FOR FOSTER KIDS: Kitsap Mall is hosting a denim drive to benefit the Kitsap Foster Care Association and welcomes all new or gently used denim items which can be dropped off now through Thurs., Aug. 13 at Guest Services. Info: (360) 698-2555.

WEDNESDAY FUN: Wild, Wacky, and Sometimes Wet Wednesdays featuring craft and science projects, face painting, sidewalk chalk and more for children in preschool to age 10; Wednesdays in August, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Keyport Naval Undersea Museum, 610 Dowell St.; free. Info: (360) 396-5547.


KANSAS LOVE: Kitsap Jayhawkers to meet; Sat., Aug. 1, 11:30 a.m.; Bremerton Airport Diner; open to native and non-native Kansans; new members always welcome. Info: Doris Rice at (360) 792-9151.

LADY VETS UNITE: Meeting for Women Veterans of Puget Sound featuring guest speaker and director Kristiné M. Reeves; Sat., Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula Office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Info and directions: (360) 373-3540.

NAVY LEAGUE: Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League to feature guest speaker Cmdr. Todd Massidda, Commanding Officer of the USS Alabama; Tues., Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m.; Bangor Plaza, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; $15; public invited. RSVP by Aug. 6: (360) 782-5500.


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., Aug. 11, Tues., Aug. 25, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., Aug. 27, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., Aug. 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; Sun., Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bremerton; $70.

CPR Infant and Child Only — Sat., Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

Three-hour Blood-Borne Pathogens — Sat., Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon; $21.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

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