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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; 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.
SHROOMS GALORE: Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society Annual Wild Mushroom Show featuring an evening of natural wonder; hundreds of mushrooms on display, identification on site, mushroom tasting, growing kits, books and much more; Sun., Oct. 26, 1-5 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center; free, but donations accepted.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Informational session on applying an associate’s or bachelor’s degree toward Washington State University teacher certification and elementary education and special education endorsements; Mon., Oct. 27, noon; Olympic College, Business 200. Info: www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/TEOP, eesp.Bremerton@wwu.edu or (360) 475-7272.
BUDGET CHALLENGES: Bremerton City Council Member Adam Brockus is hosting a District 3 Community Meeting featuring a presentation on “2009 Budget Challenges” with special guest Financial Services Department Director Laura Lyon; Tues., Oct. 28, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Bremerton Senior Center, East 13th St. and Nipsic Ave. Info: (360) 473-5280.
SOUP OPEN HOUSE: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton, a memory care community, is hosting a Gourmet Soup-to-Go dinner and open house; Wed., Oct. 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; 3231 Pine Road, Bremerton; free. Reservations required: (360) 478-7277.
HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN: PineCrest Elementary School PTA is hosting its annual fall carnival featuring non-gory fun and a safe place for families with food, drinks, games, an indoor trick-or-treat street and a silent auction; Fri., Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.; 5530 Pine Road, Bremerton.
SPOOKY LUNCH: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition program will host a Halloween lunch featuring beef goulash for seniors 60 and better; Fri., Oct. 31, noon; meal locations in East Bremerton, West Bremerton, Port Orchard, Burley, Silverdale, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. Reservations due by 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Info: (360) 377-8511.
HAUNTED WRECKING YARD: Scrapyard Massacre, “A Haunted Wrecking Yard;” Fridays and Saturdays, now through Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.-midnight; Belfair Truck and Auto Wrecking, 25603 NE State Route 3, Belfair, two miles south of Bremerton National Airport; $12 per person, $2 off with canned food donation. Info: (360) 275-6677 or visit www.myspace.com/scrapyard massacre.
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.
PROA MEETS: Puget Rental Owner’s Association monthly dinner meeting seminar to feature guest speaker Central Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown; Tues., Oct. 28, 6 p.m. dinner, 6:45 p.m. president’s comments; AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, East Bremerton. All rental owners and general public are invited. Info: (360) 479-1683.
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.
DEMENTIA SUPPORT: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Canterbury Manor, 703 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Info: Cynthia Lee at (360) 286-3542 or (360) 830-0316.
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.