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SCRAPBOOK AGAINST CANCER: Crop for a Cure, a scrapbooking event to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research with all donations benefitting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer; today, Fri., Oct. 16, 7-11 p.m.; Peace Lutheran Church, 1234 NE Riddell Road, Bremerton.

SCIENTISTS FOR A DAY: Kitsap Mall is featuring a free fun-filled science activity on the human body; Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 and 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10315 Silverdale Way, Silverdale.

DRIVING REFRESHER: 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); Tues. and Wed., Oct. 20 and 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day; $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers; open to the public. Registration or directions: (360) 692-4480.

REFERENDUM FORUM: The League of Women Voters of Kitsap is hosting a forum on state ballot issues featuring speakers on both sides of R-71 and I-1033; Wed., Oct. 21, 9:30-10 a.m. coffee and social time followed by the forum; Eagles Nest, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton. Info: Ann Smith at (360) 871-3993.

MINING APPEAL: Kitsap County Department of Community Development appeal hearing on the planned mining operations of Ueland Tree Farm Mineral Resource filed by the Concerned Citizens of Chico Creek Water Basin; Thurs., Oct. 22, 1 p.m.; Administration Building, 614 Division St. Port Orchard. Info: Jack Stanfill of Concerned Citizens: (360) 373-3305 or Linda Laine at 360-373-7079.

CARNIVAL FUN: Kids Carnival to feature games, prizes and snacks for all; Sat., October 24, 6-8 p.m.; Irene’s School of Dance, 3390 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; play up to 10 games for $5. All proceeds benefit Dance Arts Theatre dancers who are raising money to attend a workshop and competition in New York City.

Meetings

HEARING LOSS HELP: Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County to feature “Your hearing loss — what’s happening and what you can do about it” presented by Linda Nopp; Sat., Oct. 17, 1-3 p.m.; Harrison Medical Center Silverdale, Iris Room, 1800 Myhre Road. Info: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or e-mail jcallen@hearingloss-wa.org.

ROSEMALERS UNITE: Western Rosemalers Association, WRA, (a group that does decorative folk art originating in Norway) to meet; Sun., Oct. 18, noon-1:15 p.m. social and potluck followed by a general membership meeting; Sons of Norway hall, 1018 18th St., Bremerton. Info: WRA President Marlene Echaniz: (360) 427-3873 or mlechaniz@q.com.

CKCC MEETS: The Central Kitsap Community Council is hosting a town hall meeting with Kitsap County legislators that will focus on priorities for the upcoming session of the Washington Legislature; Wed., Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.; Central Kitsap School District Jenne-Wright Administration Building, 9210 Silverdale Way, Silverdale; public welcome.

MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens of Bremerton, a memory care community, is hosting an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group at The Willows; Wed., Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.; 3201 Pine Road; free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served. Info: (360) 478-7277 or visit www.cascadeliving.com.

MOAA MEETS: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America to feature guest speaker Capt. Frederick J. Sommer, USCG, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter HEALY, (WAGB-20); Fri., Oct. 23, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch with program to follow. Info or RSVP (due today): (360) 871-3159.

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