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Bremerton Community Calendar | July 12

Events

GARDEN FUN: “Busy Worms in the Garden” class geared for children 6 and younger; Wed., July 16, 11 a.m.; Anna Smith Park garden, intersection of Tracyton Boulevard and Fairgrounds Road; families invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park after the class.

CHECKMATE: Drop in and watch or play a game of chess with players from the Kitsap County Chess Club; Wednesdays, July 16, 23 and 30, 6-8 p.m.; Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St. Info: (360) 377-3955.

GRAB YOUR DANCING SHOES: Square Dance Jamboree: An introduction to square dancing; Fri., July 18, 7-9 p.m.; Square Dance Hall in Gorst; free; all ages welcome; dress is casual. Donations accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association. Info: Jerry at (360) 692-5871 or (360) 731-6619.

DEEP ROOTS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to feature speaker Warren Read, author of “The Lyncher In Me;” Fri., July 18, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Island Public Library Meeting Room; free for members, $5 suggested donation for non-members. Everyone welcome. Info: www.rootsweb.com/~wabihs.

PRIDE CELEBRATION: Kitsap Pride, the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally event in Kitsap County, to feature entertainment, vendors and food; Sat., July 19, noon-5 p.m.; Evergreen Rotary Park. Info: www.kitsappride.org.

FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS: First-Time Home Buyer Class designed to educate perspective home buyers on the home buying process, available assistance programs, credit repair, planning and budgeting, how to choose a Realtor and negotiating; Sat., July 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Westpark Community Center, 76 Russell Road, Bremerton; free. Reservations or info: Ann Garner at (360) 792-8506 or e-mail Agarner@bremertonhousing.org.

FRESH SCENT: Purple Scent Lavender Farm’s open house featuring cut lavender bouquets, u-pick, lavender lemonade and more; Sat., July 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 5400 Chico Way NW, Bremerton. Info: (360) 308-9867.

DRIVE RIGHT: The AAA Driver Improvement Program refresher course on defensive driving skills features practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence; Sat., July 19, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Crista Shores Retirement Community, 1600 NW Crista Shores Lane, Silverdale; successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and older for automobile insurance premium discounts, however, all ages welcome; $16. Pre-registration required: (800) 462-3728.

POND 101: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish and Water Garden Club’s Pond Information Day to answer questions about ponds and provide practical information; Sun., July 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo; presentations include: Think Before You Dig, 11 a.m.; Constructing a Pond, 11:45 a.m.; Electrical and Lighting, 12:30 p.m.; Filtration and Water Quality, 1:15 p.m.; and Fish Health and Quarantine Tanks, 2 p.m.; free. Info: (360) 830-4141 or (360) 779-9589.

HEALTH CARE FORUM: State Rep. Larry Seaquist, in conjunction with America In Solidarity, to host a community forum to discuss options for quality, affordable health care for everyone in Washington state; Tues., July 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Givens Community Center, Port Orchard; public encouraged to attend. Info: (253) 471-1123.

FUN IN THE SUN: Summer fun at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport featuring a different hands-on craft activity for children including fish prints, famous submersibles, locomotion in the ocean, face painting, water tables, sidewalk chalk and sinking and floating; every Wednesday in July and August, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; free; all ages welcome. Info or to reserve space for a group: (360) 396-5547.

SING A SONG: Kitsap Pine Chorus of Sweet Adelines looking for new members, welcome women of all ages; rehearse every Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 1410 Ohio Street, Bremerton. Info: (360) 297-8414 or visit www.kitsappines.org.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: “Children of the Bible from the Old and New Testament” Sunday school for children 3 years old to eighth grade; every Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; Peace Lutheran Church, 1234 Riddell Road.

Meetings

FOREST TALK: Illahee Forest Stewardship Committee; Tues., July 15, 6:30-8 p.m.; Kitsap County Facilities, Parks and Recreation (lower level), Fairgrounds Road.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT: Harrison Medical Center Breast Cancer Support Group for women diagnosed with breast cancer; Wed., July 16; group meets third Wednesday of each month; Oncology Room at Harrison Medical Center, 2520 Cherry Ave., Bremerton. Info: Barbara Rodgers/Nancy Lorber at (360) 792-6880.

POLIO HELP: Kitsap Polio Support Group; Sat., July 19, 1-3 p.m.; Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station 56, 6470 Seabeck Highway NW. Info: LouAnn Miller at (360) 692-1381.

ALZHEIMER’S HELP: Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups featuring free information for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia; third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Canterbury Manor, 703 Callahan Drive, Bremerton; and fourth Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m.; Martha and Mary Learning Center, second floor, WIC Office Conference Room, 3513 Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale. Info: Cynthia Lee at (360)286-3542 or (360) 830-0316.

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