South Kitsap briefs

DEI meetings

Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler has announced that the city is inviting the public to participate in group discussions Oct. 16 and 23 to help develop the first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan for city operations and policies.

The public can sign up for both sessions via Zoom. They each have space for 25 participants. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants.

To sign up go to

Youth voices

The 2nd annual Kitsap Youth Forum will take place Oct. 17 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the North Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. in Bremerton.

The free event for those ages 12-20 is for youth to talk to policymakers about what is important to them. Register at

Manchester Oktoberfest

Free family fun with take place Oct. 7 at the Manchester Oktoberfest celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stormwater Park.

The event will include live music, activities like face painting, a cider press, pumpkin painting and brats and sauerkraut.

Events at the library include Spooky Tunes Oct. 26 at 5:15 p.m. with Mikey the Rad Scientist.

For more events, go to

Pathway survey

The city of Port Orchard is conducting the Bay Street Pedestrian West Study to create a long-term vision to improve accessibility and encourage active transportation within downtown.

The project team will study a new active transportation pathway along the waterfront west of the foot ferry terminal to Port Orchard Boulevard and a complete street treatment for that boulevard from Bay to Tremont streets to encourage active transportation usage.

Submit feedback by Oct. 6 by taking a survey or using an interactive mapping—along with staying informed— by going to