Community briefs (July 24, 2015)

Barbershop, Eagles team up to help students, Whaling Days July 24-26, ‘Breakfast at Sally’s’ author to speak, Solar power workshop set for Aug. 6

Chamber to host candidates

BREMERTON – The 18th annual Bremerton Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues candidate forum will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill at 1240 Hollis St. in Bremerton.

Primary election day is Aug. 4 and election day is Nov. 3.

Aug. 11: Port of Bremerton district 1 candidates Cary Bozeman and Josh Poppe. Aug. 18: City of Bremerton council districts 2 and 4 with Leslie Daugs and Greg Wheeler. Aug. 25: Bremerton school board positions 1 and 2 with Sheila Collins, Naomi Evans and J. Rubie.

Candidate forums are open to the public and reservations are not required.

‘Breakfast at Sally’s’ author to speak

Richard LeMieux, author of the book “Breakfast at Sally’s” will speak about homelessness and action that can be taken to alleviate it at the downtown Bremerton Library from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. It’s part of the “books to action” program. The event is free.

Whaling Days July 24-26

SILVERDALE – Enjoy a family-oriented festival in “Old Town” Silverdale July 24-26. The festival will include Whale of a Run, a Silverdale Rotary Duck Race, Dyes Inlet Dash Outrigger Canoe Race, a Rotary pancake breakfast and the First Federal Grand Parade. Learn more at

Barbershop, Eagles team up to help students

BREMERTON – JAES Barbershop and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Bremerton Aerie 192 have partnered to create a “5,000 Back to School BackPack Give Away” to assist children in need on Aug. 14 and are asking for people to help them out.

The “5,000 Back to School BackPack Give Away” goals are:

• Raise funds and get donations to provide 5,000 backpacks with school supplies to underprivileged children in Kitsap County. JAES Barbershop and FOE Aerie 192 will have monthly events to raise awareness and funds to cover costs for the BackPack Give Away.

• Be part of a solution so all children start the new school year feeling good about themselves.

• Raise funds and donations to provide food and entertainment for the families that come to the Bremerton Eagles to pick up backpacks.

Donation can be tax deductible and donors will receive a thank you letter which will have the non-profit tax ID.

For more information call Joshua Adams, owner of JAES Barbershop at 253-545-9723 or call Odessa Kawai, Eagle Trustee at 360-447-8577.

Explore the sky at Pacific Planetarium

BREMERTON – Pacific Planetarium will host live astronomy shows for individuals and families interested in learning more about the solar system and beyond.

The planetarium’s 30 minute First Friday Sky Walk shows on Aug. 7 guide the audience through the clear night skies of the Pacific Northwest at the Star Theater.  All shows are live and audience-driven, designed to help navigate stargazers around the night sky. Recommended for ages 4 years and up. Tickets are $3 at the door. Show times at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Planetarium Shows will be held Aug. 9. These family friendly planetarium shows are audience driven, live interactive shows where the audience can decide what to see to learn more about the night sky and the universe. Suitable for all ages. Every show is different, covering current night sky events, star stories and the latest discoveries in astronomy and planetary explorations.

Tickets $5 at the door.  Show times at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Enjoy space science exhibits and activities for all ages before and after the show in the Space Science Exhibit Hall.

Pacific Planetarium is located at 817 Pacific Ave., in Bremerton.

For a full list of events and for more information, visit or call 360-362-7049.

Seventh annual Kitsap Wine Festival Aug. 8

BREMERTON – The seventh annual Kitsap Wine Festival at Harborside Fountain Park (next to the Bremerton ferry landing) will feature food from local restaurants and tastings from more than 30 Washington wineries and breweries Saturday, Aug. 8, from 2-5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music and breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Port of Bremerton Marina.

Selections include Davenport Cellars, Stottle Winery and Silver City Brewery. While sipping wine or ale guests will also enjoy bites from participating restaurants and local purveyors such as Anthony’s at Sinclair Inlet, Toro Lounge, Amy’s Decadent Chocolates and Bella Bella Cupcakes.

Guests will receive a complimentary Kitsap Wine Festival commemorative wine glass and access to the retail shop to purchase select wines.

Ticket proceeds support the Harrison Medical Center Foundation and its mission to make a positive impact on lives through exceptional medical care.

All guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $45 through July 31, $55, Aug. 1-7, or $65 at the door on Aug. 8.

Tickets can be purchased at or at the Kitsap Conference Center and Harrison Medical Center Foundation.

Free summer meals for kids and teens

BREMERTON – Bremerton children and teenagers 18 and younger can enjoy free nutritious meals this summer at various locations and times from June 22-Aug. 14. Meals must be consumed on site. Visit or call 360-473-4717 for the summer schedule.

Back-to-school fair set for Aug. 26

BREMERTON – Free school supplies to families in need will be available to all families in the Bremerton School District in preschool-12th grade (while supplies last). Visit Mountain View Middle School Aug. 26 5-8 p.m. STEM activities and community information booths will also be available.

Give blood, get Wild Wings gift card

SILVERDALE – Support the American Red Cross Serving King County, South Sound and the Peninsulas by donating blood at Kitsap Mall Aug. 13 from 2-7 p.m. as part of the “100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope” program.

The Red Cross needs to collect 38,000 blood donations every day of the year, but sees an average of two fewer donors at each summer blood drive. Silverdale community members can make a difference by giving blood—and hope—to those who need it. Visit and enter sponsor code “KITSAPMALL” to sign up.

Those who come out to donate blood will receive $10 gift cards to Buffalo Wild Wings.

Kitsap Jayhawkers meet Aug. 1

BREMERTON – The Kitsap Jayhawkers will not hold their July meeting due to busy vacation and holiday schedules, but will meet again on Saturday, Aug. 1, at The Airport Diner, at 11:30 a.m. Call Doris Rice at 360-792-9151, for further details.

Class of 1965 to meet Aug. 15

BREMERTON – Bremerton’s East High School Class of 1965 50th class reunion will be held at the Bremerton Convention Center in the Puget Sound Ballroom at Bremerton Harborside, 100 Washington Ave. on Aug. 15 from 3-7 p.m.

Mix, mingle, reminisce, laugh, and tell tall tales while enjoying music from the ‘60s. A slide show, heavy hors d’ oeuvres and a no host bar will add to the fun. $45 per person and an additional $10 for purchase of a memory book. Additional information at or

CKHS class of 1950 to meet Sept. 5

SILVERDALE – A luncheon to celebrate the 65-year reunion of Central Kitsap High School class of 1950 will be held at the Olive Garden restaurant in Silverdale on Sept. 5 at noon. Classmates and schoolmates are welcome to buy a lunch and share memories. For reservations call Peggy at 360-692-6478 or Jackie 360-779-7697.

Library book sales

SILVERDALE – The Silverdale Friends of the Library will hold a bonus book sale during Whaling Days on Saturday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hess Room of the library located at 3450 NW Carlton St. in old town Silverdale.

A regular Monday sale will also be held on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The friends will also accept books from the community to stock their sales.

Books and video’s can be dropped off during regular library hours.

Tracyton library fundraiser, chowder

SILVERDALE – A fundraiser for the Tracyton Library will be held July 29 4-8 p.m. at Skipper’s Seafood and Chowder House, 10725 Silverdale Way NW. Bring the whole family!

Summer reading program at Tracyton

TRACYTON – Get growing by reading books! Tracyton Community Library has kicked off its summer reading program – read and record 10 books this summer and win a free book.

An ice cream party will also be held Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.

To register, call or stop by the library. The library is located at 351 NW Tracy Ave. It may be reached by phone at 360-377-3571. Library hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Volunteers needed at the Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton

BREMERTON – The Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton is seeking enthusiastic people to welcome and interact with visitors at its front desk, within exhibit galleries, and in the museum gift shop.

The work is ideal for military veteran or retired PSNS & IMF workers, or for those who are interested in helping out and meeting new people. It can be a great opportunity to help educate the public about the nation’s proud Navy heritage. Local knowledge of regional Navy history is invaluable to the museum.

This summer the museum is expecting record visitation. Volunteers are the public face for the museum and allow the museum to remain open to the public 361 days per year.

The museum offers flexible schedules and are willing to accommodate individuals as best as it can.

Volunteering at the Puget Sound Navy Museum has its perks, too, such as a 10 percent discount at the gift shop, special volunteer events, and being in a highly social environment where volunteers get to interact with lots of new and exciting people.

For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Alexander Hostettler at or 360-479-7447, or at Puget Sound Navy Museum, 251 First St, Bremerton WA 98337.

Small business fund competition

KITSAP – Could your small business use $20,000? Kitsap Bank is sponsoring a small business competition for entrepreneurs dedicated to growing the community economically, socially and environmentally will accept applications July 1-31. Lean more at

Bainbridge Summer Studio Tour Aug. 7-9

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – The 15th annual Summer Studio Tour on Bainbridge Island is making a splash on Aug. 7-9. Forty-eight artists will showcase their hand-crafted art in five local artists’ studios. A great variety of work, including sculpture, garden art, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, wearables, photography, glass, and encaustics will be on display.

Grab a cool lemonade and stroll through the artists’ studios and gardens. The studios are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour, and complete details including a list of studios, artists, photos, and a map can be found online at Brochures can be downloaded from the website, or found at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to receive a brochure in the mail, call tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504.

Solar power workshop set for Aug. 6 (corrected date)

BREMERTON – Sunergy Systems, a solar installer, and Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County, a non-profit providing affordable housing to the Kitsap community, are partnering to offer a solar educational workshop.

This free solar workshop will cover a host of solar-focused topics like how solar plays a role in solving our country’s energy issues, how solar works and how it works specifically in the Pacific Northwest. Attendees will learn about how solar reduces environmental impact all while increasing a home’s resale value. In addition, attendees will learn all about the Washington State incentive program, the 30 percent Federal tax credit and net metering available for solar customers.

The workshop will be held Thursday, Aug. 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County, 3559 Wheaton Way, in Bremerton. Those wishing to attend are recommended to pre-register at or call Clare Salsbury at 206-297-0086.

Meeting on College Instruction Center Aug. 11

BREMERTON – Bremerton City Council President Greg Wheeler will host a District 4 neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Community of Christ at Memorial Lutheran Church, located at 10th and Veneta.

Dr. David Mitchell, Olympic College president, and Bruce Riveland, vice president for administrative services, will provide an update and answer questions about construction on the new College Instruction Center. Call 360-473-5280 for more information.

Program helps put vets in college

Northeastern University, which has a graduate campus in Seattle, will participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to help make education more affordable for service members and veterans. If one finds that their tuition and fees exceed the maximum annual Post-9/11 GI Bill payment, they can apply to the program to cover additional expenses. Northeastern has invested more than $2 million to offer 100 graduate students at the Seattle campus the opportunity to participate in the program, making it one of the most generous commitments to the YRP of any graduate school in Washington. Learn more at

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

The Meals on Wheels Kitsap program has immediate openings for volunteers to serve meals at the Pinewood Manor in East Bremerton. The time commitment is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MOWK also needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors on Wednesdays or Fridays. The time commitment is 10-11 a.m. Please call Chris at 360-377-8511 for more information.


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