South Kitsap briefs

Help veterans

It’s no secret that U.S. military veterans and their families often need more support than the government provides.

To help in that effort, the Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board and many others are putting on a Stand Down for Veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton.

Planned services include: legal assistance; women’s, men’s and children’s clothing; hygiene items; groceries; haircuts; employment referrals; financial assistance; education services; camping gear; housing options; VA claim and benefit information; women veterans services; and more.

Donuts and coffee will be served starting at 10 a.m., with a hot meal at 11 a.m.

Donations and volunteer help are appreciated. For details, call James McKenna of the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance at 360-697-4559.

Veteran ID required for entry: DD214 discharge papers or VA, military, retired military, Reserve or National Guard ID. Unaccompanied family members must bring sponsor’s DD214 or proof of relationship.

Sinclair cleanup

An Earth Day Sinclair Inlet Cleanup will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22.

Volunteers will meet at the Annapolis Ferry Dock Kiosk, near Highway 166 in Port Orchard, and at Lions Park Boat Launch, off of Lebo Boulevard and Sheridan Road, in Bremerton.

Refreshments, safety vests, gloves, trash bags and trash pickers will be provided.

Call Chance Berthiaume at 360-473-5929 for details.

Bremerton event

A public event will take place at Newberry Woods Community Forest April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon for Earth Day.

Volunteers will clear scotch broom. Supplies will be provided, as will refreshments afterward.

The Port of Bremerton and nonprofit Great Peninsula Conservancy are putting on the event.

To sign up go to or for details email or call 360-813-0813.