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; today, 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; today, 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:

FAMILY DAY: Families with children preschool to age 12 are invited to Family Day the first Saturday of every month October through June; Sat., Oct. 3, begins at 10 a.m. and ends with a tour at noon, the topic is submarines named after fish; Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport. Each Family Day will include an experiment or craft project, story and song time and tour of the galleries. Parents or responsible adults must accompany children. Info: (360) 396-5547.

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 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.

KANSANS WANTED: The Kitsap Jayhawkers welcome native Kansans; Sat., Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m.; The Airport Diner, 8830 State Hwy 3 SW, Port Orchard. Opportunity for Kansans to talk about “old times in The Sunflower State.” Info: Sandy McKay at (360) 373-3587.

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:

RAISING AWARENESS: The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a candlelight vigil in honor of mental illness awareness week; Tues., Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.; Lions Park Shelter on Lebo Boulevard, Bremerton. Kitsap Mental Health Servics CEO Joe Roszak will be the guest speaker. Info: Myra at (360) 377-2910.

FRUIT SHOW: The Peninsula Fruit Club will host its annual Fall Fruit Show; Sun., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sheridan Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. The show is free to the public. Info: Carol at (360) 830-4984.

OPERA PREVIEWS: Seattle Opera Previews will be presented by Seattle Opera staff and are free to the public; Sun., Oct. 11: “La Traviata” by Verdi, 2:15 p.m.; Heninger Room, Kitsap Regional Library Sylvan Way branch, 1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton. Info: Margaret at (360) 377-0973 or visit

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

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 or visit

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.

TRICK OR TREAT: Bremerton retirement communities and health care facilities will simultaneously open for pre-Halloween fun; Sat., Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. The Bremerton Trick or Treat Trail will offer treats, games, costume prizes and other activities. Children younger than 12, along with their parents, are invited. For locations and info: (360) 373-8551.

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: 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


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

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

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