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

FOREST ENTERTAINMENT: The Mountaineers Players present their production of “High Button Shoes;” Sat. and Sun., Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2 p.m.; Kitsap Forest Theater, Seabeck Highway; adults $14 presale or $16 at the door; youth (ages 6-18) $8 presale or $10 at the door, children 6 and younger free with adult. Tickets can be purchased at, The Mountaineers at (800) 573-8484, Ted Brown Music in Silverdale or Mills Music in Poulsbo.

GOT MUD: Mud Bay Play Day Open House featuring fun at low tide including prizes for best mud pie, mud sculpture and mud drawing and live music by Joey James Dean, free chair massages, discounts and door prizes; Sun., Aug. 9, 2-4 p.m.; 2525 Rocky Point Road NW, Bremerton. Info: Wendy Ceccherelli at (206) 355-1706 or

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 age 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.

GIVING SPIRIT: The Silverdale Edward Jones branch office is collecting school supplies for needy children during regular business hours; Mon., Aug. 10-Fri., Aug. 21; 3276 NW Plaza Road, No. 112 (next to Famous Dave’s).

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:

BIBLE SCHOOL FUN: Calvary Baptist Church is hosting a vacation bible school with a theme of “Family Crusades” that will feature skits, music, Bible stories, games and snacks; Mon.-Fri., Aug. 10-14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 4042 Kitty Hawk Drive NW, Bremerton; free and open to the community. Info and registration: (360) 377-5725.

BUDGET COMMENTS WELCOME: Central Kitsap School District is hosting a public hearing on its proposed 2009-10 budget which is open to those interested in learning more and commenting on the proposed budget; Wed., Aug. 12, 7 p.m.; Jenne-Wright Administrative Center, 9210 Silverdale Way, Silverdale.

SIGNING BOOKS: “Breakfast at Sally’s” local author Richard LeMieux to host a booksigning and presentation; Wed., Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Harrison Bremerton Gift Shop, 2520 Cherry Ave.; Thurs., Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Harrison Silverdale Gift Shop, 1800 NW Myhre Road. Info: (360) 744-6599 or e-mail

LEMONADE FOR A CURE: Grandchildren of Ashley Gardens of Bremerton residents will host an old-fashioned lemonade stand outside the center with all proceeds to be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk; Wed., Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3231 Pine Road. Info: (360) 478-7277.

SET FOR SCHOOL: Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Family Medicine is conducting the school/sports physicals for all school-age youths and teens for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries enrolled in Family Medicine by appointment only; Wed., Aug. 12 and 26, 5-8 p.m. Students must have ID card, TRICARE card, immunization record card, applicable school district physical forms and medication request forms. Call (800) 404-4506 for an appointment. Info: (360) 475-4379 or (360) 475-4463.

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.

‘RIBBITING’ EVENING: The frog-filled pond at Silverwood School to feature a community Croak-In and Marshmallow Roast featuring a campus walk, frog stories, songs and more; Fri., Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.; 14000 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo; free and open to the public; bring a blanket or lawn chair. Info: (360) 697-7526 or e-mail

KARATE CELEBRATION: Okinawan Karate Black Belt Academy Inc. (formerly Okinawan Karate) is hosting its third annual Okinawan Karate Festival and Kamp-Out; Fri.-Sun., Aug. 14-16, the Cressmans’ home on Long Lake in Port Orchard. Info or to register: Donna at (360) 698-2032.

BUY IT RIGHT: RE/MAX Platinum Services and Eagle Home Mortgage are presenting a free first-time homebuyer class; Sat., Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 9224 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale. RSVP: (360) 613-0822.

PADDLE FUN: Kayak Camps featuring skills such as paddle strokes, water safety and capsize recovery hosted by Olympic Outdoor Center in Seabeck and Poulsbo; Aug. 17-21, half-day camp (ages 7-13); Aug., 24-28, full-day camp (ages 13-18); $189 for half-day camp, $389 full-day. Info: (360) 697-6095 or (800) 592-5983, or

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.

HISTORY COMES ALIVE: Kitsap Mall is featuring the Washington State Historical Society’s new traveling exhibit, “End of our Voyage” featuring excerpts from Lewis and Clark’s journals, plus various maps, historic photographs and graphics illustrating the course of their journey; now through Sept. 7; center court.

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


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.

COMMISH AT CHAMBER: Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido will be the guest speaker at the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon; Tues., Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m.; McClouds, 2901 Perry Ave, Bremerton; $22. RSVP or info: (360) 479-3579 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., 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 — Sun., Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bremerton; $70.

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