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CELEBRATION: The Arc of Kitsap and Jefferson Counties is celebrating its 70th anniversary; today, Oct. 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Olympic College. Info or tickets: Nina Dunning at (360) 377-3473.
OPERA TIME: Seattle Opera preview to feature a member of the Seattle Opera Education Department who will discuss the Seattle Opera production of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra;” Sun., Oct. 12, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton.
YOUR FUTURE: Olympic College Bremerton to host two college fairs; Evening High School College Fair; Tues., Oct. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., designed for high school students and their parents; and Fall Transfer Fair; Wed., Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., designed for OC students; all are welcome. Info: Bonnie Ollos or Susan Tollefson at (360) 475-7646.
LIVING PAIN-FREE: “A Natural Approach of the Treatment and Prevention of Pain and Discomfort” will cover effective methods for reducing physical stress through education on what acupressure points are, how to locate them on a person and how to relieve them easily and quickly; Tues., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.; Curves of Bremerton, 3627 Wheaton Way, Suite D. Info or RSVP: (360) 479-7111.
FORESTS 101: Forest Stewardship “Coached Planning” short course an educational opportunity for owners of private forest land in Kitsap County; nine-session series begins Tues., Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton. Register: WSU Kitsap County Extension at (360) 337-7225.
REVIVAL: Ebenezer A.M.E. Church to celebrate 96th anniversary with “Let Us Rise Up and Build” Revival, Wed., Oct 15-Fri., Oct. 17, 6 p.m.; Comedy Night with Tracy Davis, Sat., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.; Anniversary banquet with Rev. Campbell, 4.p.m.; 902 Park Ave., Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-1063.
HERB FEST: Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap County to present a free herb seminar with guest speaker Laura Pittman-Hewitt who will show different ways to use herbs and will share recipes; Wed., Oct. 15, noon-3 p.m.; Eagles Nest, Kitsap Fairgrounds; includes lunch. Register or info: Debra Ady at (253) 857-9094 or email@example.com.
LOOKING BACK: Olympic College Continuing Education presents World War II Lecture Series led by retired Capt. Will Lent; Wednesdays through Oct. and early Nov., 6-8:30 p.m.; $20 each with exception of U.S. Navy in the Pacific which is $75; Pearl Harbor, Oct. 15; Battle of Coral Sea/Bombing, Oct. 22; Battle of Midway, Oct. 29; Battle of Leyte Gulf, Nov. 5; U.S. Navy in the Pacific, Oct. 8-Nov. 5. Registration for one or more lectures: (360) 394-2725.
VOTE SMART: The League of Women Voters will host a forum for the 26th Legislative District Representatives Position 1 and 2 candidates; Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard.
LAW AND ETHICS: Kitsap Mental Health Services to feature a “Law and Ethics” seminar featuring licensed mental health counselor Judy C. Roberts who will provide information on regulations and guidelines for mental health counselors, marriage and family counselors and social workers; Fri., Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton; $89. Info: Carol at (360) 415-5882 or visit www.kitsapmentalhealth.org.
COSTUME FUN: Bremerton Community Theatre (BCT) is cleaning out its costume loft and selling a variety of costumes and vintage clothing with proceeds to benefit the theater’s costume and props loft; Sat., Oct. 18, 10-11 a.m., open to school drama programs first, items donated with proof of school program; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. sale open to the public; Sun., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; BCT Lobby, 599 Lebo Boulevard, Bremerton. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org.
MUSICAL DELIGHT: Collective Visions Gallery to feature David Friesen and Uwe Kropinski in “Gallery Concert: Jazz Improvisations on Bass and Guitar;” Fri., Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m.; Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; $16 advanced sales, $18 at the door. Tickets or info: (360) 377-8327 during business hours.
STORY TELLING: Book reading and signing with cancer survivor Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of “The Middle Place;” Thurs., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center; $10 in advance; $15 at the door (includes coffee and dessert); books available for purchase at the event. Info or tickets: (360) 377-6168 or (360) 307-0115.
PRAYER BREAKFAST: Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke, USAF (Ret.), Apollo 16 astronaut, to speak at the 23rd annual Kitsap County Leadership Prayer Breakfast; Thurs., Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $20 per person or a table of 10 for $175; open to the public, no tickets at the door. Info or reservations (due by Oct. 18): John Taylor at (360) 779-8510 or www.breakfastoutreach.com.
GET HEALTHY: Free Christian-based weight-loss class designed to help people reach their weight goals in a healthy way by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs; Tuesdays, now through Dec. 9, 7 p.m.; Hillcrest Assembly, 6750 State Highway 303, Bremerton. Info: (360) 692-1555.
WORSHIP TOGETHER: River Worship Center meets at Cottonwood Elementary School, 330 NE Foster Road, Bremerton; 10:30 a.m. Sunday service; 6 p.m. Sunday evening cell groups; all are welcome. Info: Pastor Barbara Bowan at (360) 362-9681.
SMELL THE ROSES: Kitsap County Rose Society will feature Ray Etheredge who will discuss veneer grafting; Mon., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.; CKFR Fire Station 41, Fairgrounds and Old Military Roads; open to the public.
ADULT LITERACY: Literacy Council of Kitsap Executive Director Olga Fedorovski to present info on “America’s Perfect Storm” released by the Policy Evaluation and Research Center; Wed., Oct. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; United Way meeting room, 647 Fourth St., Bremerton; light refreshments will be served; public invited to attend. Info: (360) 373-1539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLEAN WATERWAYS: Public invited to ENVVEST Community Advisory Committee meeting to help make decisions about the health of local waterways; Thurs., Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, WSU Classroom, Fourth Floor, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton. Info: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/tmdl/sinclair-dyes_inlets/index.html. or Darcy Jenne at (360) 476-7111 or email@example.com.
GFWC: General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kitsap Peninsula members to evaluate club projects and look at new ideas; Thurs., Oct. 16, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting; Subway, Kitsap Way, Bremerton; guest welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or Nina at (360) 698-0087.
FAMILY TIES: Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society hosts a workshop focusing on using Periodical Source Index (PERSI) microfiche available at the Family History Center; Fri., Oct. 17, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Island Public Library Meeting Room; $5 suggested donation for non-members. Info: (206) 842-6059.
MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA) to feature attorney Ed Wolfe, formerly a deputy assistant secretary of state and immediate past president of the Kitsap County Bar Association, who will discuss international law; Fri., Oct. 24, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch. Info or RSVP (before Oct. 17): (360) 871-3159.
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.