Community Briefs

Kitsap 5-2-1-0 to meet April 22

Persons interested in helping prevent obesity in Kitsap County are invited to attend the quarterly meeting of the 5-2-1-0 Kitsap Tuesday, April 22 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be in the Sinclair Room of the Kitsap Public Health District on the Fourth floor of the Norm Dicks Government Center at 345 Sixth St. in Bremerton. To register to attend, call Karen Boysen-Knapp at 360-337-5231.

5-2-1-0 is an evidence-based practice originally developed to fight obesity in school-age children. The tenets of the program include eating five or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day, limiting recreational screen time to two or less hours per day, engaging in one hour of physical activity daily, and consuming zero sugary drinks.

5-2-1-0 Kitsap is a countywide initiative and an offshoot of the Kitsap Community Health Priorities group which aims to improve the overall health of Kitsap residents.

More information on the 5-2-10 program can be found on the website.

Workshop offered on Norwegian roots

A day of learning about Norway and researching ancestors will be offered May 3.

“Norse Sagas, the Vikings, our Heritage,” is the theme of the workshop presented by Deanna Egeland Dowell. She will share how the Viking era can explain and help many research details of today.

The Bremerton SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) will display and demonstrate many of the Viking ways including food, clothing, and household implements.

Volunteers are available for translation, computer research help, and getting started with your family history.

The workshop is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 11th & Veneta in Bremerton. Cost is $30 and includes lunch. Enjoy venders, Norwegian costumes and prizes.

Pre-registration is required by April 19 at  or contact Deanna Egeland Dowell at or 360-479-1189.

CSTOCK offers spring performances

CSTOCK continues its 2014 season with Shakespeare’s beloved classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, about love and its complications in the mortal and spirit worlds.

Opening night is April 25 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances on April 26, 27 and May 2 through May 11.

Sunday performances are at 6 p.m. Tickets and show information is available online at

Annual plant sale set for April 25-26

Central Valley Garden Club will host its annual plant sale on Friday, April 25, from  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Valley Community Hall, one block north of Waaga Way, across from the VFW Hall. For more information, call Carol Currey at 360-692-9024, or email her at

Dahlia society tuber sale is April 25-26

The Kitsap County Dahlia Society will have its annual tuber sale on Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crystal Grange at 2160 Paulson Road.  Paulson Road in Central Kitsap runs between Central Valley Road and the Brownsville Highway.

For more information go to or call Pat at 360-698-0123.

Girls Day Out set for May 3 in Bremerton

A one-day “Smart” Girls event focusing on self-esteem with fun, interactive workshops and a resource fair with local organizations that support women and girls will be May 3 at the Boys & Girls Club Bremerton Teen Center, 3102 Wheaton Way, in Bremerton. It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with check-in beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Girls in Kitsap County ages 11-14 and their mothers and/or mentors are invited to attend. Mentors are available for girls who don’t have a mom or mentor who can attend. Lunch will be served at no cost.

“Smart” Girls is a Boys & Girls Club program that provides guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships for girls age 11-14.  

Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent is the keynote speaker. Other local female business and community leaders will be on hand to lead workshops, mentor, and help with table discussions.

Local nonprofits and businesses will be providing information on resources available for attendees during a lunch-time resource fair. Mom & daughter photos will be taken by photographer Elaine Turso at no cost.

The event is in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound, and Leadership Kitsap. To register, email or call the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center 360-830-6947.

Registration open for NAACP banquet

The 2014 Freedom Fund banquet will be May 31, beginning at 5 p.m.

Ron Ward, WardSmith PLLC Past President of Washington State Bar Association and Immediate Past President of American Board of Trial Advocates will speak about “Leadership is not a title, it’s an action.”

There will be awards presented, dinner and music. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

The event is at the Kitsap County Golf and Country Club, 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Road, Bremerton.

For more information, or to register, contact the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Bremerton Branch Unit 1134, Box 1204, Bremerton, Wash. 98337, or call 360-481-6019.










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