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Events

ST. NICK COMING TO TOWN: Santa Claus will be at Kitsap Mall beginning Sat., Nov. 14 until Thursday, Dec. 24; the first 300 children to visit Santa on Nov. 14 (starting at 10 a.m.) will receive a special gift; 10315 Silverdale Way. Info: (360) 698-2555.

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.

PRAY TOGETHER: Moms In Touch International is hosting Arise! Cry Out!, a worldwide day of extraordinary prayer for children and schools; Sat., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sylvan Way Baptist Church Youth Lodge. Registration: www.MomsInTouch.org or Linda Whitt at (360) 692-3788.

GAME ON: The Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard is hosting its first-ever Kiwanis Puget Sound Bowl, a fundraising high school football game at Silverdale Stadium at Olympic High School; Sat., Nov. 14, 1 p.m.; 7070 Stampede Blvd., Bremerton; all proceeds will benefit the Community Service Fund of the Port Orchard Kiwanis Club.

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.

NEW MOON SCREENING: Kitsap Regional Library Foundation and the Puget Sound Blood Center present a midnight screening of “New Moon;” doors open at 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Olympic Cinemas, 1520 NE Riddell Road, Bremerton and Bainbridge Cinemas, 403 Main North Madison, Bainbridge Island; $25 includes a small popcorn, small drink and a raffle ticket; tickets sold in advance at each theater. The Puget Sound Blood Bank will give an extra raffle ticket to anyone who donates blood at its Silverdale facility, (3230 NW Randall Way, (360) 337-1985) or at the bloodmobile up until Nov. 19. Info: (360) 405-9133.

NUTCRACKER TRADITION: Dance Arts Theatre of Silverdale presents “The Nutcracker” ballet; Sat., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center; general admission, $12; reserved seats, $15; general seating for senior citizens, students and children 18 and younger, $8; tickets available at the door, Irene’s School of Dance in Silverdale, CJ’s Evergreen General Store, Silverdale Chamber of Commerce,and online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: (360) 692-4395.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Bremerton Holiday Bazaar to feature lots of arts and crafts, baked goods, food, espresso, Italian ice/gelatos, Avon, jewelry, collectibles, Mary Kay and Santa photos (starting at 10 a.m.); Sat., Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Bremerton, 905 Pacific Ave. Info: Jackie at (360) 990-6112 or fawnmeadowfarm@netscape.com.

Meetings

COPING WITH LOSS: Hospice of Kitsap County is hosting a special community bereavement program to assist individuals who are coping with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.; Hospice of Kitsap County office, 3100 Bucklin Hill Road, Suite 205; Silverdale. Registration and info: (360) 698-4611.

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.

CKCC: The Central Kitsap Community Council will discuss Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s 9/11 Memorial Project, Kitsap County’s Shoreline Management Master Plan update process and the design alternatives for road improvements to Silverdale Way and its intersection with Chico Way; Wed., Nov. 18, 7-9 p.m.; Water and Fire District Community Room, 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale.

LEGISLATOR Q&A: The League of Women Voters of Kitsap is hosting the public meeting, “Let’s Talk Dollars and Sense with Our Legislators” featuring local legislators who will discuss the upcoming legislative session and answer questions about the state budget crisis; Wed., Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon; Eagles Nest, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 598-3267.

MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens of Bremerton, a memory care community, will host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group; Wed., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m.; The Willows, 3201 Pine Road; free and open to the public; a light dinner will be served. Info: (360) 478-7277 or visit www.cascadeliving.com.

LADY DEMS: Kitsap County Democratic Women to discuss the problem of homelessness in Kitsap County; Wed., Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m., no-host buffet lunch, 12:30 p.m., program; AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Ave., Bremerton; all Kitsap residents are welcome. Info: Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

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