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.


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.

SLEEPY GARDENS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society and WSU Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop on “Putting the Gardens to Bed;” Sat. Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-noon; Blueberry Park on Sylvan Way; $10 suggested donation. Info: Jim at (360) 405-6423.

FALL FUN: Dream Dinners, along with several other businesses, is hosting an open house featuring a showcase of new fall and holiday products, door prizes and refreshments; Sat., Oct. 17, 1-5 p.m.; 19470 Viking Ave., Poulsbo; attendees are invited to wear their best Halloween costume. Info: Cindy at (360) 698-3670 or

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.

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.; Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. RSVP or info: (877) 228-8947, (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or

TELL IT TO THE SUPER: Bremerton School District to host a Parent/Community Forum as an opportunity to share thoughts and concerns directly to the superintendent; Tues., Oct. 20, 6-7 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way Branch, 1301 Sylvan Way.

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.

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.

SAVE A LIFE: Blood drive to be hosted at the Norm Dicks Government Center; Thurs., Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed 12:30-1:15 p.m. for lunch); 345 Sixth St., Bremerton.

MILITARY HEALTH FAIR: Health and Wellness Day to feature speakers, health fair and wellness workshops open to military with ID only; Fri., Oct. 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Naval Hospital Bremerton. Info:

DRIVE SAFE: The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering a refresher course on defensive driving skills featuring practical guidance for traffic accident prevention, driver safety and confidence. Successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 and older for automobile insurance premium discounts; Fri., Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Westside Improvement Club, 4109 “E” St., Bremerton; $16 per person. Pre-registration advised: (800) 462-3728.

HELP THE HUNGRY: Empty Bowl Supper to benefit the Bremerton Foodline; Sat. Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m.; Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 S. Summit Ave., Bremerton; $10 per person. Info: Angela at (360) 377-2354.

DANCE OF THE BELLIES: Troupe Mohin Moon to host a Halloween Belly Dance Hafla featuring local Middle-Eastern dancers for a family friendly event; Sat., Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m.; Comfort Inn meeting room, 3721 Kitsap Way, Bremerton; free. Info: or (360) 394-2443.

TOGETHER IN PRAYER: Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, will speak at the 24th annual Kitsap County Leadership Prayer Breakfast; Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel, 3073 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; open to the public; $20 per person or a table of 10 for $175; no tickets sold at the door. RSVP by Oct. 19: or call John Taylor at (360) 779-8510.

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.

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.


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

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

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

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.

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


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

Adult CPR — Tues., Oct. 20, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., Oct. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., Oct. 18, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bremerton; $70.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

CPR For The Professional Rescuer — Sat., Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.

CPR/First Aid Instructor Training — Oct. 15, 19, 21 and 23, for details, contact the office at (360) 377-3761, ext. 10209.