Community Briefs

WSP hosts law enforcement camp

High school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement.

Applications are being accepted for the 37th Annual Washington State Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp to be held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton from July 20 - 26. Applications can be downloaded from the State Patrol’s Home Page,, under “Outreach.”  The application deadline is May 9.

Friends of library host book sale

The Silverdale Friends of the Library will hold its monthly book sale on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hess Room of the library at 3450 NW Carlton St. in Old Town Silverdale.

Their Monday Book Sale will be on May 12 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sales help fund the upcoming summer reading program for children. Donations can be dropped off at the library. For more information call Betty Koster at 360-692-2944 or email

Habitat looking for women for May 3

On  May 3, Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County will host a one-day Women Build celebration for National Women Build Week.

Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County is looking for local women to volunteer for a day at the Harris Court Construction Site in Port Orchard.

Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.

The event brings women from all walks of life together to learn construction skills and then use those skills to build simple, decent affordable houses.

On a national level, women will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, which is May 3 through May 10.

The event, now in its seventh year, has drawn more than 40,000 female volunteers from all 50 states. The Mother’s Day time frame was selected for its significance to many volunteers, as families with children make up those in need of adequate housing. To volunteer or donate to this project, contact Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County at 360-479-3853 or visit

Six-week meditation classes start soon

Discover the benefits of meditation in a six week class: Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Well-Being.

The class will be at 700 Callahan Dr. in Bremerton on six consecutive Thursday from May 15 through June 19. The fee is $165.

For more information contact the instructor, Susan Sweetwater BFA, MSW, at or 360-616-1491. Sweetwater is a counselor in private practice in Silverdale.

She specializes in psychotherapy, art therapy and mindfulness with adults and adolescents.

“Charity Fairity”  event set for May 24

A Charity Fair will be May 24 at the Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way in Silverdale.

“Charity Fairity” is a fund-raising event meant to bring local artists, crafts-people, farmers and vendors together with local nonprofit  organizations in an effort to fund raise, educate and enjoy all that the local community has to offer.

Proceeds from the sales of the vendor space will directly benefit Georgia’s House, an emergency women and children’s shelter located in Bremerton.

Local vendors and nonprofits who want to participate can find application information on the website:

DAV to meet May 3

The Disabled American Veterans will meet at noon, Saturday, May 3, for a business meeting and potluck at 2315 Burwell St. in Bremerton.

Registration open for NAACP banquet

The 2014 Freedom Fund banquet is May 31, at 5 p.m. Awards will be presented and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact the NAACP Bremerton at call 360-481-6019.




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