KARATE CHOP: Self-defense and pressure point technique seminar/workshop featuring Gun Fu Grand Master Isidro Archibeque who will share his vast knowledge with students of all styles of martial arts ages 12 and older; today, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; pizza lunch at noon, $5; The Sheridan Park Recreation Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton; wear your martial arts uniform; $40 at the door.

WHIP IT UP: Librarians at Kitsap Regional Library show how to enhance your culinary skills with information for every cook from busy working parents to true gourmets; Sun., Nov. 23, 2 p.m.; free; Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.

TIP-TOP SHAPE: Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church to be rededicated after six months of repairs; Sun., Nov. 23, 11 a.m. mass; 1513 Sixth St., Bremerton. Info: or (360) 479-3777.

GIVING THANKS: VFW Post No. 4992 presents a free Thanksgiving dinner to military and their families, the homeless, the homesick or anyone who wants a hot meal; Thurs., Nov. 27, 1:30-5:30 p.m.; 9981 Central Valley Road, Silverdale; free ride available with pick-up at Safeway, Kmart and Fred Meyer in East Bremerton each hour as needed beginning at 1 p.m.

HOLIDAY TRADITION: Dance Arts Theatre of Silverdale’s 21st annual production of the “Nutcracker Ballet;” Sat., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 30, 2:30 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center; reserved seats $12; general admission $10; senior citizens, students and children 18 and younger $6. Tickets available at the door or at Irene’s School of Dance, 3390 N.W. Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale. Info: (360) 692-4395.

ON STAGE: Olympic High School (OHS) Drama to present the musical, “Godspell;” Dec. 3-6, 7 p.m.; OHS Forum; $9 general tickets; $7 for students with an ASB card.

FORE!: Land Title Company’s 20th Annual Bellringer Golf Classic benefit; Thurs. Dec. 4, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. shotgun start, door prizes and hors d’oeuvres after golfing; Kitsap Golf and Country Club; $50 per player. Info or registration: Jackie at (360) 698-9432, ext. 0.

NAUGHTY VS. NICE: Kitsap County’s Slaughter County Roller Vixens present their holiday Naughty vs. Nice bout; Fri., Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. bout start time; Skateland, 1740 N.E. Fuson Road, Bremerton; tickets at door: $10 general admission; $7 military with ID; $5 children 6-10; free for children 5 and younger. Tickets also available at

LEARN MORE: Three-hour educational seminar for people with mild dementia or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease; Tues., Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Group Health Silverdale, 10452 Silverdale Way N.W.; pre-registration by phone is required as space is limited: Samantha Woodward at (206) 529-3868.

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 now meets at the VFW Hall, 9981 Central Valley Road, Silverdale; 10 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 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 TALK: Puget Rental Owner’s Association dinner meeting seminar featuring guest speaker Mark Gjurasic with Public Affairs of Washington LLC; Tues., Nov. 25, 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 invited. Info: (360) 479-1683.

NAVY LEAGUE: Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League to feature guest speaker Bob Nugent, a former assistant naval attaché in Moscow who is currently employed by AMI International and is an expert on Soviet affairs, who will review this summer’s “military adventurism” of Russia invading and occupying the former Soviet state of Georgia and how it’s affecting world stability; Tues., Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.; Bangor Plaza, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; $15; public invited. RSVP: (360) 782-5500 by Dec. 2.

UNITL THERE’S A CURE: A breast cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the Oncology Room at Harrison Medical Center Bremerton. Info:, or (360) 792-6880.

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.

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