December 17, 2009 · Updated 3:27 PM
CHRISTMAS STORYTIME: Mrs. Claus is coming to the Tracyton Community Library to read stories and share cookies with the children at 11 a.m. Dec. 19. The library is located at 351 NW Tracy Ave., Tracyton. Info: (360) 377-3571.
BLOOD DRIVE: The Puget Sound Blood Center is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Norm Dicks Government Center in the first floor chambers meeting room. The drive will be closed for lunch from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Info: (360) 308-7346.
SOUL CONNECTIONS: Spiritual discussion group discusses various topics such as reincarnation, 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.
DANCE CLASSES: The public is invited to attend dance classes, 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Pre-registration suggested, pay at first class; seniors and especially leaders encouraged. No partners required; class members invited to attend tea dance to follow. An intermediate west coast swing class meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and beginning night club two step meets at 11:30 a.m. Info: (360) 877-5181.
HOW LEARN HOW TO LEARN TO LEAD: Men, especially, are invited to learn the simple techniques of being a good leader in ballroom dancing at weekly ballroom dance classes at 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Info: Call Jan at (360) 877-5181.
LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Info: (360) 697-6753.
STORYTIME AT BARNES & NOBLE: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.
COLLECTIVE VISIONS: Mary McInnis’ display “The Intimate Forest: Paths and Trails of the Pacific Northwest” will be in the main gallery at Collective Visions through Jan. 16. Collective Visions is located at 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com.
SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way for support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.
SILVERDALE BOOK SALES: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.
SILVERDALE’S MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, Ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session sat 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.
KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.s
PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian Bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Info: www.pwckitsap.org.
KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-3955.