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HI-FI PARTY: In honor of its one-year anniversary, the Hi-Fidelity Lounge is hosting Hi-FiPalooza featuring three bands for $5; Fri., Nov. 6 and Sat. Nov. 7, 2711 Sixth St., Bremerton; over 21 and only with ID. Info: http://hifidelitylounge.com.

15 YEARS OF ART: Collective Vision’s 15th Anniversary Celebration to feature food, friends and art with artist Lisa Baack in the main gallery and Susan Sweetwater in the boardroom gallery; today, Fri., Nov. 6, 5-8 p.m. as part of the First Friday reception; 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton.

HELP THE HUNGRY: Hunger Hurts The Holidays Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Central Kitsap Food Bank; today, Fri., Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW; $10. Info: (360) 620-2562.

FRUIT TREES CARE: The Peninsula Fruit Club is sponsoring a presentation on how to care for fruit trees during the winter and disease prevention; Sat., Nov. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free and open to the public. Info: Carol Michel at (360) 830-4984.

SEA SOUNDS: Naval Undersea Museum hosts Family Day featuring “Sound in the Sea” in which children, ages preschool to 12, can experiment with all kinds of sound, string telephones and learn how sound travels in the undersea; Sat., Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-noon; 610 Dowell St., Keyport. Info: (360) 396-5547.

SHOP FOR A CAUSE: General Federation of Women’s Clubs Kitsap Peninsula is sponsoring a “Shopping Event for ALIVE Shelter” featuring a variety of vendors and a raffle; Sat., Nov. 7, 1-4 p.m.; Canterbury Care Center, 1547 Sheridan Road, Bremerton. Info: www.orgsites.com/wa/gfwckitsap or gfwckitsap@hotmail.com.

HONORING VETS: Bremerton Lodge No. 117 F&AM’s annual Veteran’s Day Dinner to honor those who served and continue to serve; Sat., Nov. 7, 6 p.m.; Fifth Street and Warren Avenue; $12 donation. Tickets or info: Mike at (360) 536-6248, John at (360) 731-9493, Roger at (360) 710-3408 or by e-mail at Mikey308@yahoo.com. Limited tickets available at the door.

BUY IT RIGHT: RE/MAX Platinum Services and Eagle Home Mortgage are presenting a free first-time homebuyer class; Sat., Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 9224 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale. RSVP: (360) 613-0822.

MEDICARE INFO: Informational seminars on Group Health’s Medicare Advantage plans; Mon., Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.; Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., Nov. 9 and 23 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info: www.pacsurgical.com/events.htm.

HIGHER LEARNING: An informational table will be set up on how to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Western Washington University’s award-winning Huxley College of the Environment; Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Olympic College-Bremerton, Bremer Student Center. Info: (360) 417-6521 or www.huxleyonthepeninsulas.wwu.edu.

LEADERSHIP ALUMNI: The Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association is having its annual Fun Fall Frolic featuring music, food, friends and prizes; Fri., Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m.; Coffee Club Diner, 417 Park Ave., Bremerton; spouses welcome. Info: Kathy at (360) 782-1058.

HEALING HEARTS: Third annual Healing Hearts Psychic Fair featuring psychic readings, healings, artists, raffles, performers and more; Sat., Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bremerton Masonic Temple, 878 Fifth St.; free. Info: (206) 713-3700 or healingheartsrfair@yahoo.com.

JAZZED UP: Olympic College presents its annual Jazz Classic featuring middle school and high school students from across the Northwest who will converge on the campus for an educational, non-competitive festival that provides clinics with the most prominent jazz educators in the country; Sat., Nov. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. vocal groups, solos, clinics; 5:30 p.m. concert; Bremer Student Center and Gym, Theater and Music Building; free to the public.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Seabold United Methodist Women will host a traditional holiday church bazaar including homemade crafts, cards, candles, jewelry, wreaths, plants, pet treats, holiday decorations, white elephants, collectibles, used books and more; Sat., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Seabold United Methodist Church, 6894 NE Seabold Church Road, Highway 305, Bainbridge Island.

SENIOR CARE: The Kitsap Alliance of Resources for Elders is hosting memory screenings at the Silverdale Costco pharmacy and will provide information regarding other services the Alliance provides seniors throughout Kitsap County; Tues., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10000 Mickelberry Road, Silverdale. Info: (360) 908-1124.

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; Wed., Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 21, 10 a.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. RSVP or info: (877) 228-8947, (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or www.ngycp.org/site/state/wa.

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.

Meetings

CALLING ALL KANSANS: Kitsap Jayhawkers to feature keyboardist Vint Pace who will perform; Sat., Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.; The Airport Diner; all “native Kansans” invited to get together to talk about memories of and experiences in The Sunflower State; new members always welcome. Info: Doris Rice at (360) 792-9151.

AD/HD HELP: Megan Hastings, professional organizer, NAPO, will discuss “Turning Mess Into Order” to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group; Tues., Nov. 10, 7 p.m.; (new meeting location) Group Health Cooperative classroom, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: (360) 779-5362 or (360) 697-3922.

BIRD TALK: Kitsap Audubon Society to feature “Take Flight with West Sound Wildlife Shelter,” presented by director Mike Pratt; Thurs., Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo library, lower level; public welcome. Info: (360) 692-8180, www.westsoundwildlife.org or www.kitsapaudubon.org.

ART IN THE WOODS: Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest presents the 2009 Art In The Woods Studio Tour featuring Bremerton artists Lisa Stirrett, Michelle Van Berkom and Wanda Garrity; Nov. 13-15; take a drive through the North Kitsap countryside while touring 21 local fine arts studios. Map and info: CAFNW.org.

KIRKING OF THE TARTANS: St. Paul’s of Bremerton is hosting its annual Kirking of the Tartans ceremony with pipers Seamus Neary and Suzanne Wolf from the Tacoma Police Honor Guard; Sun., Nov. 15, 10:15 a.m.; 700 Callahan Dr., next to Canterbury Manor. Info: (360) 377-0106.

PORT OUTREACH: Port of Bremerton is hosting a community meeting for District 1 to encourage citizen involvement and improve communication between the Port and its taxpayers; Tues., Nov. 17, 5:30-7 p.m.; Sheridan Park Community Center Lounge, 680 Lebo Boulevard, Bremerton. Info: Ginger Waye at (360) 674-2381, ext. 12.

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.wa@comcast.net.

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 www.westsoundredcross.org.

Adult CPR — Tues., Nov. 10 and 24, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., Nov. 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

CPR Child and Infant Only — Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., Nov. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; Sun., Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bremerton; $70.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

Babysitter Training — Sat., Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $30.

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