Community briefs (Sept. 11, 2015 edition)

Bonsai club, Dyes Inlet beach seine Sept. 26, Native American artist to speak, Chico Alliance Church homecoming and more

Dyes Inlet beach seine Sept. 26

SILVERDALE – The Clear Creek Trail group invites the public to have a look at what lives in the water near the mouth of Clear Creek in Dyes Inlet.

The group will meet on the beach at Old Mill Park on Bucklin Hill Road in Silverdale on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m.

The crew will deploy a floating seine net which volunteers on the beach pull to shore. All fish are released after they’re identified, counted, and measured.

During previous beach seines juvenile salmonids and the forage fish they feed on, such as herring, shiner perch, surf smelt and sand lances, were found. For more information email

English tutor training at KACE

BREMERTON – Kitsap Adult Center for Education (formerly known as the Literacy Council of Kitsap) will hold two-part tutor training sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4–7 p.m., and all day Friday, Oct. 9, at 616 5th St. in Bremerton.

KACE tutors teach foreign-born adults English, or assist native-English speakers improve their skills or prepare for the GED.

Tutors must complete a tutor application before attending the training.

For more information about becoming a student or to volunteer as a tutor, call 360-373-1539, or visit

Kitsap Senior Singles meet Sept. 20

BREMERTON – Kitsap Senior Singles will meet Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at 3201 Pine Road NE in East Bremerton. Enjoy a potluck and bring a favorite dish to share. Mix and meet new friends, play cards and games. Any questions call 360-871-2996.

Bonsai club meets Sept. 18

BREMERTON – Evergreen Bonsai Club will meet on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Neighborhood Church, 7555 Old Military Road NE, in Bremerton. John Conn will present a PowerPoint display of all bonsai and companion plants which were exhibited in the world class Redwood Empire Bonsai Society show held in August. Members may also work on their own trees.

For information contact Ruth Anderson at 360-626-1264 or

Native American artist to speak

BREMERTON – Tsimshian carver and performer David Boxley will speak at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 325 Sixth St, in Bremerton, on Thursday, Sept. 17. There will be a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m. In 2012, Boxley’s hand-carved 22-foot totem pole went on display in the atrium of the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He has carved 65 poles in the past 25 years. He uses his carvings of masks, rattles, drums and paddles to recreate dances and ceremonies of his Tsimshian tribe, whose culture he is dedicated to preserving. Originally from Metlakatla, Alaska, Boxley currently resides in Kingston. Boxley will give an audio-visual presentation and display examples of his handiwork. $10 per perso or $5 for members of Kitsap History Museum.

Chico Alliance Church homecoming

CHICO – On Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m., all former and present members are invited to a homecoming celbrating more than 70 years of ministry.

The seeds of the church were sown in the 1920s and culminated in the formation of The Bible chapel of Erland’s Point by 1945. In 1962 the church became affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. The church moved to 3670 Chico Way in 1964 when the state purchased the Erland’s Point property for the freeway.

Because there will be a meal provided, those wanting to attend need to RSVP to or call 360-440-5414.

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

BREMERTON – It’s time to Raise the Roof.

Help end poverty housing by attending Habitat for Humanity’s 15th annual Raise the Roof dinner and a silent auction fundraiser Sept. 19.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Kitsap Conference Center. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $55 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Visit to purchase tickets.

Habitat for Humanity is now accepting donations for the silent auction baskets that will be on display during the event. To donate, please contact Adam Simmons at or 360-479-3853.

Sustainable agriculture session

BREMERTON – The Kitsap Community and Agricultural Alliance will present “Creating a sustainable, thriving, and profitable local food network: A Day with Joel Salatin” on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Those interested may attended one or all for these events:

• Kiana Lodge Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center panel discussion, with Laura Ryser-WSU Extension Kitsap, Zach Wailand-Dharma Ridge Farms, and Jackie Cross-Tom Douglas Restaurants, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

• Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner, Olympic College Bremer Student Center. Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner 5-7 p.m.

Learn more at

Beatles tribute Oct. 18

BREMERTON – “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” is the award-winning musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. The production returns to the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The show sold out this theatre last year.

Tickets are $25 – $55 and may be purchased online at, by phone at 360-373-6743, by fax at 360-405-0673 or at the theatre box office located at 515 Pacific Ave., in downtown Bremerton. The show is appropriate for all ages.

Human rights conference Dec. 4

PORT ORCHARD – The Kitsap County Council for Human Rights celebrates the 25th year of the annual Conference for Human Rights with a look back at human rights issues in Kitsap County over the last 25 years. The annual conference is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton.

Opening the conference this year will be Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish Tribe since 2005 and a member of the tribal council for over 20 years. He will give a presentation on “10,000 Years of History Here on This Land.” Forsman is a long-time advocate for tribal education, cultural preservation and habitat protection. As chairman, he has supported the preservation of the Suquamish tribe’s cultural identity.

Keynote speaker for the 2015 Conference for Human Rights will be Robin DiAngelo, a professor of critical multicultural and social justice education. She is currently director of Equity for Senior Services for Seattle and King County and co-developed the City of Seattle’s race and social justice initiative anti-racism training. Her exploration into how race has shaped her life brought her deeper insight into how location socializes individuals to collude with racism.

Tickets for the conference Dec. 4 go on sale in September. For more information on the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights, visit

Tour historic boats El Primero and MV Kirkland

BREMERTON – Ship ahoy! Kitsap Museum will offer an opportunity to explore the historic boats El Primero and MV Kirkland at the Bremerton waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A steam yacht built in 1893, El Primero was once considered one of the most luxurious yachts on the West Coast and was one of the few steam yachts to operate on Puget Sound. The yacht has since been converted to diesel, but has remained operational and is berthed at the Bremerton Marina.

Berthed nearby is the MV Kirkland, a wooden-hulled car ferry built in 1924 that served passengers all over the Pacific Northwest. The vessel spent much of her career on the Columbia River and on Puget Sound and finally served as a tour boat on Lake Washington. She was used by the Navy to lay mines in World War II. The Kirkland is listed on the Washington Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places. After an engine fire in 2010 that ended its commercial service, the Kirkland has its second wind as an event venue, thanks to Capt. Christian Lee Lint, who owns and has restored both the MV Kirkland and the El Primero.

For $35-$40, visitors get a tour of both vessels and a mini-cruise on the El Primero and lunch on the MV Kirkland. Call 360-479-6226 for more information.

Cruisin’ Bremerton Saturday Nights

BREMERTON – Enjoy live music and check out awesome classic cars or show off your own whip during the grand finale show on Saturday, Sept. 12 7-9 p.m.

The free car show will be held at the Kitsap Bank parking lot, 607 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Learn more at

Humane Society dinner is Sept. 26

SILVERDALE – This year, Kitsap Humane Society is kicking off its 22nd Annual Animal Krackers Dinner and auction with an online auction for the animals from Sept. 5-19. By visiting, participants can bid on items including fabulous food and wine experiences to great getaway packages and sought-after sporting events. The auction allows those who cannot attend the main gala to still be able to help save animals.

There also will be silent and live auctions at the gala event on Sept. 26. After selling out the former Animal Krackers venue the past three years, KHS is moving this year’s dinner and auction to the Suquamish Clearwater Casino. To find out more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit

Silverdale library books sales

SILVERDALE – The Silverdale Friends of the Library will hold their Monday sales Sept. 14, 21 and 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The library is located at 3450 NW Carlton St. in old town Silverdale.

Fall is in the air and it’s time to stock up on some cool weather reading and we have a great selection of books in a variety of areas.

The library will also accept books in good condition. Book may be dropped off at the library during regular library hours. For more information email

County seeks to amend code on how land is addressed

KITSAP – Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is seeking to amend County Code 16.66 (Addressing of Land) in an effort to clarify and define a quality address and road name standards, This is in response to the implementation of Next Generation 911 (NG911) in 2017 and improve the ability to find homes and businesses in a reasonably uniform manner.

As part of the process two public meetings are scheduled before the Kitsap Planning Commission.

• Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.: Work study session in the Port Blakely Conference Room (619 Division Street, Port Orchard).

• Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m.: Meeting in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers (619 Division Street, Port Orchard). Public hearing and deliberations on Kitsap County Code Update 16.66 (Addressing of Land).

The proposed changes to the code can be reviewed online at

If you would like additional information please contact:

Free youth mental health course Sept. 24

BREMERTON – Youth Mental Health First Aid USA will hold a free certificated course that teaches signs and symptoms of common mental health problems Sept. 24.

The course is 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kitsap Mental Health Services, Keller House Education Center, 5441 Almira Drive NE, in Bremerton. Please bring a sack lunch. Space is limited. To register, visit or contact Deanne Montgomery of Kitsap County Human Services’ substance abuse prevention program at 360-337-4878 or

Authors to signs books

SILVERDALE – Three authors will be available for book signings and to take questions at the Kitsap Mall Barnes & Noble book store this month.

Local author Peter Stockwell returns with his second novel, “Motivations,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. He will discuss his books, answer questions and sign copies.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m., local author Walter Biondi presents The “Promiscuous Puppeteer.” Set in Nevada and the Pacific Northwest, this thriller is rich with fascinating characters and intrigue. Biondi will be taking questions and signing books.

Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., author Elisa Romeo will be sharing her new book “Meet Your Soul: A Powerful Guide to Connect with Your Most Sacred Self.” She’ll be answering questions and signing books.

Contact Barnes & Noble at 360-698-0945 for more information.

Ninth annual art show open accepting entries

KITSAP – Artists from across Washington State are invited to submit entries to Collective Visions Gallery’s 2016 CVG Show. Exhibition juror Leilani Lewis is director of communications and marketing at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. She has curated art shows at the Ethnic Heritage Gallery, Columbia City Gallery, the Lucid Gallery, and several other locations.

Artists working in 2D media, 3D media and photographic and digital art may obtain an exhibition prospectus by visiting the websites; or by visiting Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 16.

The exhibition will be Jan. 23-Feb. 27. For more information call 360-551-7526.