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; today, 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.

PICNIC IN THE PARK: Altrusa International Inc. of Kitsap is hosting its annual share-all Picnic in the Park; Wed., Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.; Evergreen Rotary Park, Bremerton. Info: (360) 692-3519.

RIGHT FIT: Car Seat Fitting Event for military families with base access; Wed., Aug. 13, 2:30-5 p.m.; parking area adjacent to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Child Development Center. Info: (360) 475-4541.

TIME TO CELEBRATE: Canterbury Manor celebrating its 14th year in Bremerton; Thurs., Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. barbecue and entertainment; 1-2 p.m. Frisbee Dogs demonstration; 2-3 p.m. beach blanket bingo; 3-4 p.m. snack shack social and entertainment; 4 p.m. free shuttle to Claremont East luau; 703 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-0113.

BBQ BENEFIT: Wounded Soldiers Benefit featuring a Texas barbecue with all proceeds to go to providing a traditional homestyle barbecue for wounded heroes at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany; food provided by TaTu BBQ with music by Marilyn Kay & Company; Sat., Aug. 16, noon-5 p.m.; Legend Harley-Davidson, 9625 Provost Road NW, Silverdale. Info: Info: (206) 979-4686 or (360) 698-3700.

PLAN FOR THE FUTURE: Community invited to provide advice and input at second workshop for the sub-area planning process of the Manette Central Business District; Wed., Aug. 27, 6 p.m.; Bremerton Senior Center, 1140 Nipsic Ave.

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.


DEEP ROOTS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to feature a workshop focusing on researching the “black sheep” of your family; Fri., Aug. 15, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Island Public Library meeting room. Info: or (206) 842-6059.

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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