COFFEE TALK: Steve Garfine is hosting a coffee for Connie Lord who is running for State Senate, 23rd District, as a chance for voters to meet her, ask questions and share concerns; Sun., Aug. 24, 3-5 p.m. Info on attending: Arlene Xenos at (425) 864-1572.

HEALTHY KIDS: Washington Apple Health for Kids Bus featuring a medical enrollment drive with information about free or low-cost healthcare for children; Wed., Aug. 27, noon-3 p.m.; Lion’s Field Park, 408 Lebo Boulevard, Bremerton.

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.

TREASURES ABOUND: Driftwood Key Garage Sale Extravaganza featuring antiques, fishing gear, lawn equipment, baby items, bicycles, food, entertainment and more; Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (no early birds); 37608 Vista Key Drive, Hansville.

BOATING 101: “Introduction To Boating” presented by Agate Pass Sail & Power Squadron starts Wed., Sept. 3, at Martha & Mary, 19160 Front St. NE, Poulsbo; first class starts at 6:30 p.m., but remaining classes are 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks. Info: or Marty Schwartz at or (360) 697-5008.

FORE: Frank Ellerbroek of Olympic Northwest Mortgage is hosting the seventh annual YWCA Putt-Putt Tournament benefiting the YWCA ALIVE Shelter; Fri., Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; NW Golf Range, 368 NE Waaga Way, Bremerton; $25 donation for single player, $100 for four players, $50 hole sponsorship. Info or to register: (360) 337-0126.

UNVEILING HISTORY: Dr. Frank Yoshikazu Kitamoto, former internment camp prisoner, will share historical photos and personal stories of Bainbridge Island’s Japanese Americans; Fri., Sept 5 (during First Friday Art Walk), 6:30 p.m.; Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, 280 Fourth St., Bremerton; admission free, but donations appreciated.

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.


TRIP PLANNER: Informational meeting on the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Trade Mission and Familiarization Tour to China on March 20, 2009, which includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations, food, English speaking tour guides and more for $1,900 per person, double occupancy (discounts available); Tues., Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way. To reserve space at the informational meeting or for more info: or (360) 479-3579.

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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