GIVE BACK: Lulu Haddon Neighborhood Center’s first ever 15th Street Winter Warmer Can Food Drive to benefit the local food bank; today, Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m.; enjoy free baked goods and a picture with Santa with donation. Info: (360) 373-7833.

SPECIAL GIFT: Toy Run to benefit Harrison Medical Center’s Pediatrics Unit; Sun. Dec. 7, 3-3:30 p.m.; Harrison Silverdale, 1800 N.W. Myhre Road.

NO SPEED RACERS: Country Meadows in Silverdale is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety program as a refresher course for drivers 50 and older; most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course; Tues. and Wed., Dec. 9 and 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day; 12169 Country Meadows Lane; $10 per person. Info or registration: (360) 692-4480.

TAXES 101: The Bremerton office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners; Wed., Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-noon; Sheridan Park Community Center, Rooms B and C, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. Register: or call (800) 647-7706.

HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Hillcrest church to feature a drive-thru living nativity scene featuring Dickens-era singers and a “Charlie Brown Christmas” for kids; Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 11-13, 7-8:30 p.m.; 6750 State Route 303, Bremerton. Info: Scott Fontenot at (360) 692-1555

SWEET MUSIC: Bremerton Holiday Concert to feature a performance by Navy Band Northwest’s Wind Ensemble; Thurs., Dec. 11, 7 p.m.; free; Bremerton High School.

CRAFTY: Collage Arts and Crafts show is celebrating 25 years with an event to feature more than 50 vendors showcasing handcrafted goods; Sat., Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Kitsap Golf & Country Club, 3885 N.W. Golf Club Hill Road, Bremerton; free. Info: (360) 895-9171 or (360) 551-3234.


AD/HD SUPPORT: “AD/HD and Meds: What is There? What’s New? What Works for What?” presented by Dr. Terry Douglass; Tues., Dec. 9, 7 p.m. to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group; Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church, 1111 N.E. Waaga Way; free. Info: (360) 779-5362 or (360) 697-3922.

MOAA/ROWA LUNCH: Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America and the Retired Officers Wives Association to host annual Christmas luncheon; Wed., Nov. 17, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road N.E., Bremerton; $12. RSVP by Dec. 7: (360) 871-3159.


The American Red Cross has a number of upcoming classes offered at the West Sound Service Center, 811 Pacific Ave., in Bremerton. To register, call (360) 377-3761 or visit the Web site at

First Aid — Thurs., Dec. 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult, Infant, Child CPR and First Aid – Sun., Dec. 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.

HIV/AIDS Prevention – Wed., Dec. 10, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $38.

Adult CPR with First Aid – Wed., Dec. 17, 1-8 p.m.; $55.

Babysitter Training – Sat., Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $30.

Adult CPR – Tues., Dec. 9 or Tues., Dec. 23, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; or Thurs., Dec. 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Abiding Homecare, Silverdale; $36.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Dec. 19, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.; $39.

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