‘RIBBITING’ EVENING: The frog-filled pond at Silverwood School to host a community Croak-In and Marshmallow Roast featuring a campus walk, frog stories, songs and more; today, 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.

HOG HEAVEN: Legend Harley-Davidson is hosting its first-ever Harley-Davidson Dark Custom Bash featuring a 2010 showcase, bikini bike wash, food, entertainment and a beer garden; Sat., Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 9625 Provost Road NW, Silverdale.

POND DAY: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish and Water Garden Club is hosting a Pond Information Day to answer questions about ponds and provide practical advice; Sat., Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo, to answer questions about ponds and provide practical advice; presentations include Think Before You Dig, 10 a.m.; Pond Construction, 11 a.m.; Electrical and Aeration, noon; and Filtration, 1 p.m.; free. Info: (360) 360-779-9589.

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.

FOREST ENTERTAINMENT: The Mountaineers Players present their production of “High Button Shoes;” Sat. and Sun., Aug. 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.

DANCE KNOW-HOW: Dance Arts Theatre of Silverdale presents its “Summer Dance Intensive 2009” classes featuring guest teachers in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop; Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 17-20; Irene’s School of Dance; 3390 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; junior/intermediate session (ages 11-16), $140; senior/advanced session (ages 14 and older), $150. Info or registration: (360) 692-4395. Class sizes limited.

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. Sunset Kayak Tours also are available; 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through August. Info: (360) 697-6095 or (800) 592-5983, or

MONTESSORI 101: Children’s Garden Montessori School of Poulsbo to offer a free introduction to Montessori classroom activities for preschoolers and their parents; Mon., Aug. 17 and Thurs., Sept. 3, 10-11:30 a.m.; 3805 NE Sawdust Hill Road; space is limited. Call (360) 779-1225 to sign up.

DRIVE SAFE: Country Meadows in Silverdale is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program as a refresher course for drivers 50 and older (most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course), though all ages are welcome; Tues.-Wed., Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m. each day; $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Info: (360) 692-4480.

ALOHA LUNCH: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program will host a Hawaiian-themed lunch for seniors ages 60 and older; Fri., Aug. 21, noon; locations in East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Burley and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. RSVP by 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20: (360) 377-8511. Entertainment at some sites.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., Aug. 24 and Sept. 14 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info:

IN GRATITUDE: YWCA of Kitsap County to host its 61st annual Meeting and Reception to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and thank community partners and friends; Wed., Aug. 26, 5-7 p.m.; Ambrosia Catering Co., 4954 State Highway 303, Bremerton. RSVP: (360) 479-0522 or

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE: Immigrant Assistance Center to host its first-ever Community Health and Resource Fair; Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Olympic College student center; free.


GIG GATHERS: Kitsap/Olympic Peninsula Gluten Intolerance Group to feature “All about the gluten-free diet;” Sat., Aug. 15, 1 p.m.; Harrison Medical Center Auditorium, 2520 Cherry Ave., Bremerton. Foley’s Pizza to open early for attendees to enjoy a gluten-free pizza; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 724 Lebo Blvd. Info: (360) 792-9527.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT: Ashley Gardens of Bremerton is hosting an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group for people with dementia, their caregivers and family and friends; Wed., Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.; 3231 Pine Road. Info: (360) 478-7277 or

LOOKING BACK: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to present the workshop, “DNA and genetic genealogy” with mentors available for beginners; Fri., Aug. 21, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Public Library meeting room; $5 suggested donation. Info: or (206) 842-6059.

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

Adult CPR — 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.

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

Babysitter Training — Sat. Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bremerton; $30.

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