Bremerton Patriot Community Calendar | August 2


HOME SWEET HOME: Home Builders Association of Kitsap County’s Parade of Homes to feature 25 homes from Port Ludlow to Allyn in a variety of price ranges; today, Sat. Aug. 2, and Sun. Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; map of home locations and interactive map available at

OH DAHLIA: Kitsap County Dahlia Society’s 84th annual Dahlia Show; today, Sat., Aug. 2, 1-6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, noon-4 p.m.; President’s Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds; free. Info: (360) 792-9596 or

STAY LOCAL: Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance to present “Local Food Production: Buy Local, Eat Local;” Tues., Aug. 5, 7-9 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center Auditorium, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton; free. Info: visit, e-mail or call (360) 779-6523.

LAUGH OUT LOUD: Comedy show fund-raiser for the Blue Star Banner Program of Kitsap County which honors local military with street banners; Fri., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; back room of the Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill, 1240 Hollis Street, Bremerton; $12, discount available for group purchases of 12 or more. Tickets or info: Lynette George at (360) 440-6497 or (360) 271-7814.

ISLAND FLAVOR: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program presents a Hawaiian Luau for seniors 60 and older; Fri., Aug. 8, noon; host locations in East Bremerton, West Bremerton, Port Orchard, Burley, Poulsbo, Silverdale and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. Reservations or info: (360) 377-8511.

TOURING OF THE PONDS: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish & Water Garden Club’s ninth annual pond and water garden tour featuring seven ponds located throughout Kitsap County; Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo; $5 adults, free for children 18 and younger accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at Roadhouse Nursery. Info: (360) 779-9589 or Charles Frohman at (360) 830-4141.

MOAA PICNIC: Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America’s annual summer picnic featuring grilled hamburgers and hot dogs; Sat., Aug. 9, 11 a.m.; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton; active duty officers are particularly encouraged to attend. RSVP: Capt. Larry Gudbranson (Ret) at (360) 871-3159.

ILLAHEE DAY: The Port of Illahee presents Illahee Day 2008 featuring a parade open to all neighbors to join in the fun, Trees and Treetures with Jim Trainer, tide touch pool and more; Sat., Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Illahee dock.

VINO DELIGHT: Kitsap Wine Society featuring a Paella Party complete with Tapas and Spanish wines; Sun., Aug. 10, 2:30 p.m.; $28 for members, $38 for non-members. Info and location details: (360) 698-0522 or

JOB SUCCESS: Bremerton Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center is currently enrolling for upcoming free classes which teach valuable skills on how to find and keep jobs; session is Aug. 11-Oct. 2; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; 4209 Wheaton Way, Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-3692.

CALIENTE JAZZ: Bremerton jazz virtuoso Mark Lewis is performing Thursdays in August at the El Coral Mexican Restaurant, 536 Fourth St., Bremerton, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; all ages welcome. Info: (360) 479-2239.


HIGHER EDUCATION: Informational meeting on earning a bachelor’s degree in human services through Western Washington University’s program at Olympic College; Tues., Aug. 5, noon; Olympic College, University Quad, WWU Conference Room. Info:, (360) 475-7265 or e-mail

NOSTALGIA: The West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Bremerton Airport Diner to discuss fixing and restoration of all military vehicles; vehicle ownership is not a requirement. Info: Mike Denall at (360) 692-9932 or (360) 536-5714.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT: A support group for people with Lyme disease meets from 3 to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on Bainbridge Island. Contact for meeting location and info: Barb at (206) 842-5491.

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