IN REMEMBRANCE: The Compassionate Friends is hosting a candle lighting ceremony in memory of children who have died at any age, from any cause; Sun., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.; The Bremerton Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road N.E., Bremerton. Info: Carolyn Topness at (360) 692-0217 or

SENIOR HOLIDAY LUNCH: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program’s special holiday lunch for those 60 and older; Thurs., Dec. 18, noon; locations in East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Kingston, Silverdale, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. Call for reservations (due by 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17) and location information: (360) 377-8511.

SWEET CREATIVITY: Crafts and cookie decorating for children ages 5-12; Sat., Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m.; Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St.; free. Info: (360) 377-3955.


STRUMMERS CONVERGE: Kitsap Guitar Society’s second meeting; today, Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.; Washington Academy of Music, 3100 Bucklin Hill Road, Suite 116, Silverdale. Info: (360) 613-5700.

MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton to host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group; Wed., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.; The Willows, 3201 Pine Road, Bremerton; free; public welcome. Info: (360) 478-7277 or visit

LIBRARY BOARD: Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trustees meeting; Thurs., Dec. 18, 6 p.m.; Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; public welcome. Info: (360) 405-9100.

WOMEN UNITE: GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club dinner meeting open to women of all ages interested in making a difference in Kitsap County; those attending asked to bring a wrapped Christmas ornament to exchange; Thurs., Dec. 18, 6 p.m.; China House, 3249 Perry Ave. N.E., Bremerton. Info: or e-mail

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.

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.


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

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

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

Adult CPR — 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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