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


LEADERSHIP ALUMNI: The Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association is having its annual Fun Fall Frolic featuring music, food, friends and prizes; today, 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

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.

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.

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: 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.

THE RUX: The Hi-Fidelity Lounge presents Ruxton Towers, Press On Randy and Vera the Ghost; Sat., Nov. 14; 2711 Sixth St., Bremerton; $4; 21 and only with ID.

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

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 for the door prizes at the premiere 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.

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

AUTHOR READING: West Sound Reads presents New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver who will do a reading of her new novel, “The Lacuna” with a portion of event proceeds to benefit the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation; Fri., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Bainbridge High School gym, 9330 NE High School Road; free; reserved seating available. Info: Suzanne at (360) 779-5909 or Mary at (206) 842-5332.

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

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, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation and online at 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

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: 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


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:

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.

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, from 5-6:30 p.m.; Hospice of Kitsap County office, 3100 Bucklin Hill Road, Suite 205; Silverdale. Registration and info: (360) 698-4611.

CHAMBER MEETS: Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce’s general membership luncheon to host David Moseley, assistant secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division; Tues., Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.; Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 Golf Club Road NW, Bremerton; $22. RSVP or Info: (360) 479-3580.

NK LADIES: The North Kitsap Republican Women will host their monthly meeting; Tues., Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.; Poulsbo Fire Station; all are welcome to attend. Info: Brenda at (360) 871-2200.

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.

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

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: or Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

JOIN CUB SCOUTS: BSA Pack 4510 is hosting a Pack Meeting to celebrate individual Cub Scout accomplishments; Thurs., Nov. 19, 7 p.m.; LDS Chapel, 2225 Perry Ave., Bremerton; all families are welcome and new boys are accepted at any time; participation is free. Info: Annie Bonner at (360) 782-1168.

LOOKING BACK: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will present society mentors who will present “Breaking Through Brick Walls;” Fri., Nov. 20, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Public Library meeting room; $5 suggested donation for non-members. Info: or (206) 842-6059.

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., Nov. 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 — Sun., Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $70.

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