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DOG DAY: Peninsula Dog Fanciers Club is celebrating American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day; Sat., Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton. Learn canine safety, first aid and health issues; licensed veterinarians will be on hand to answer questions and provide microchip services; Kitsap Humane Society will discuss disaster response planning and issue dog licenses; local 4-H groups will be available. Demonstrations include herding, flying discs, freestyle dancing and police canine. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
HELP THE HUNGRY: Karin Kay Properties will help bring food and monetary donations to Kitsap County’s food banks by sponsoring Minder Farm’s corn maze the week of Sept. 21-25; the community is encouraged to bring as many nonperishable items as they can, which will earn them $1 off admission to the corn maze; located off State Route 303. Info: (360) 479-7653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET THE AUTHOR: West Sound Reads presents author Philippa Gregory who will make a presentation and do a reading of her new novel, “The White Queen;” Sat., Sept. 26, 4 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St., Bremerton. A portion of event proceeds benefit the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. Info: Suzanne Droppert at (360) 779-5909.
EAGLES RECRUITING: Bremerton Eagles No. 192 are hosting a membership drive featuring $20 dues special; Sat., Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-midnight; 205 Sixth St.; music by Rock Tradition in the remodeled lounge, 8 p.m.-midnight; no cover. Info: (360) 373-4944.
DV AWARENESS: Navy Region Northwest Fleet and Family Support Program to host Silent Witness Walk and Candlelight Vigil to honor victims of abuse, Thurs., Oct. 1, walk begins at 3 p.m.; Jackson Park Community Center, Bremerton. District Court Judge James Riehl will be the keynote speaker. The vigil will immediately follow the walk. Info: (360) 315-3045 or (360) 396-4115.
SNEAK PEEK: Kitsap-Bremerton Athletic Roundtable reception to preview an elaborate display opening next summer of Kitsap County’s sports history with particular emphasis placed on the area’s top coaches and sports promoters; Fri., Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m.; Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue, Bremerton; free. Info: (360) 479-6226.
DADDY’S GIRL: Father Daughter Dance, presented by the Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Local 2819, to benefit the IAFF 2819 Benevolent Fund; Fri., Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.; President’s Hall at the Fairgrounds; open to the public; $12 per person and includes a rose and picture for each daughter; cake, beverages and snacks will be available; dress is casual to semi-formal. Tickets or info: www.firefightersdance.org.
CALLING FUTURE 4-H’ERS: 4-H Youth Development Program to host its annual Welcome to 4-H event to help educate youth 5 years old and in kindergarten to 12th-graders about the benefits of enrolling in the program; Sat., Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m.; President’s Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Info: Kelly Fisk at email@example.com or (360) 337-7162.
SCOUT SEARCH: Scout registration will be hosted for anyone who is interested in joining Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts or any adults who would like to be volunteers; Sat., Oct. 3, noon-3 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Info: Margie Torbron at (360) 373-7409.
GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Sat., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. (future dates as well); Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info: www.pacsurgical.com/events.htm.
WYA OPEN HOUSES: Washington Youth Academy, a free federal- and state-funded residential and post-residential program for 16-19 year olds who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out, is hosting open houses for prospective youth and their families; Saturdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.; Wednesdays, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. RSVP or info: (877) 228-8947, (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or www.ngycp.org/site/state/wa.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The Kitsap Housing Coalition Annual Membership Meeting and Reception; Wed., Oct. 14, 9 a.m., Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton. Special guest speaker will be Richard LeMieux, author of “Breakfast at Sally’s.” Info or to RSVP: Phedra Elliott at (360) 473-5211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kitsaphousingcoalition.org.
ESTATE PLANNING: The Salvation Army to host a free two-hour estate planning seminar, Tues., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-noon; Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. Local attorney Jerry Soriano will be the presenter at the education seminar. Info or RSVP: The Salvation Army at (360) 373-5550.
RESPONSIBLE OWNERS: Animal Rescue Families is offering spay/neuter certificates from 10 a.m.-noon every Sunday at Petco in Bremerton during the months of September and October; certificates are good for cats and dogs older than 3 months and dogs must be less than 100 pounds and younger than 7 years old; limit four pets per family; $20 co-pay for each pet, cash only.
PRODUCTION TIME: A few openings remain for chorus members for Kitsap Opera’s November production of “Daughter of the Regiment;” rehearsals Mondays and Thursdays, 7 p.m; Olympic College, Music Building, Room 122; small stipend. Info: (360) 876-4373.
SOUL CONNECTIONS: Spiritual discussion group discusses various topics such as reincarnation, life after death, healing and more; third Sunday of each month, 2-3:30 p.m.; Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo; and the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St. Info or topic suggestion: LoriLinda12@aol.com or (360) 830-0193.
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 www.kitsappines.org.
BIPOLAR TALK: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kitsap County is hosting guest speaker Lori Woodward Bobo who will discuss bipolar disorder and pregnancy; Thurs., Oct. 1, 7 p.m.; Kitsap Mental Health Services, 5455 Almira Dr NE, East Bremerton.
UNDERWATER NEIGHBORS: Kitsap Audubon Society meeting to include program titled “Our Underwater Neighborhood,” Thurs., Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo Library, lower level. Program to be presented by underwater videographer John Williams who will discuss how art, science, education and recreation are involved in protecting and preserving the health of Puget Sound. Info: (360) 692-8180 or www.kitsapaudubon.org.
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.