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FIRST BUSINESSES: The Washington CASH micro enterprise program in Kitsap County to host orientation for business start-up training; Wed., Jan. 7, 6-7:30 p.m.; Kitsap Community Resource Center, 1201 Park Ave., Bremerton; first class in eight-week program starts Jan. 14. Info or to register: www.WashingtonCASH.org or (360) 698-4088.
NEW START: The Olympic College Women’s Programs and College Success and the Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program is sponsoring a free one-day workshop for people in transition; Thurs., Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Bremer Student Center’s North & South conference rooms at Olympic College Bremerton. Pre-registration required by Jan. 6: (360) 475-7530.
CASCADE HIKING 101: Book signing and Q&A with Craig Romano, author of “Day Hiking: North Cascades;” Mon., Jan. 12, 7 p.m.; Peninsula Wilderness Club meeting, Kitsap Unitarian Fellowship Church, 4418 Perry Ave. N.E., Bremerton; free and open to the public. Info: Erin Hennings at (360) 621-6961 or email@example.com.
GET HEALTHY: Chiropractic Lifestyle Center in East Bremerton is hosting a free introductory session of “Creating Healthy Habits: An Exploration in Feeling Well;” Mon. Jan. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 991 N.E. Riddell Road, Bremerton; complete four-week course begins Jan. 19. Info or register: (360) 373-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GO CRUISIN’: Learn about the Holland America Line and AAA with cruise itineraries taking you to Alaska, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Europe and many other places; Tues., Jan. 13, 6 p.m.; AAA Bremerton Service Center, 5700 Kitsap Way, Suite 201. RSVP: (877) 802-6894.
REMEMBERING THE DREAM: Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport Worklife Diversity Council to host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration featuring keynote speaker Vernice Armour of VAI Consulting and Training LLC., music by Navy Band Northwest and a song and dance tribute by Keyport employees; Wed., Jan. 14, 11 a.m.-noon; Naval Undersea Museum Auditorium, Keyport; public invited; free parking and admission. Info or to reserve seats for large groups: (360) 396-2699.
FARMING SKILLS: WSU Kitsap County Extension will offer a 12-week “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship” course to help new and existing farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing as well as dealing with the financial and legal issues unique to farm businesses; Wed., Jan. 14, 6:30-9 p.m.; WSU Extension Classroom, Room 406, Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton; $225; class size limited to 25. Pre-registration required: Arno Bergstrom at (360) 337-7225, e-mail email@example.com or download the form at http://kitsap.wsu.edu/ag/business_course.htm and mail with your check.
STAR GAZERS: Olympic Astronomical Society to feature discussion on the International Astronomy Year and the life and discoveries of Galileo with a break for refreshments; Mon. Jan. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Olympic College Room Art 103; visitors welcome.
BIRDY TALK: Kitsap Audubon Society to feature “The Owl and The Woodpecker: Encounters with North America’s Most Iconic Birds” with award-winning photographer Paul Bannick (weather permitting); Wed., Jan. 7, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo Library, lower level; public welcome. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or (360) 692-8180.
NAVY LEAGUE: Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League to feature guest speaker Kaj Ahlburg who watched the 9/11 attacks from his office window in Manhattan and will discuss “Al Qaeda and Islamic Terrorism;” Tues., Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m.; Bangor Plaza, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; $15; public invited. RSVP: (360) 782-5500 by Jan. 6.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES
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 www.westsoundredcross.org.
First Aid — Thurs., Jan. 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., Jan. 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department or Sun., Jan. 25, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.
Three-Hour HIV/AIDS/Blood Borne Pathogens Prevention — Wed., Jan. 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $38.
Seven-Hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sat., Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $65.
Adult CPR with First Aid — Wed., Jan. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or Wed. Jan. 21, 1-8 p.m.; $55.
Infant and Child CPR — Thurs., Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.
Adult CPR — Mon., Jan. 5, 5–9 p.m., Retsil Veterans’ Home, Port Orchard; Thurs., Jan. 15, 5:30–9:30 p.m., Abiding Home Care, Silverdale; or Tues., Jan. 27, 5:30– 9:30 p.m.; $36.
CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Jan. 16, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.; $38.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider — Fri., Jan. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.
Family Caregiver Workshop — Sat., Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-noon; Abiding Home Care, Silverdale; $10.
Lay Responder Adult, Infant & Child CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor — Sat. and Sun., Jan. 10 and 11 and Sat. and Sun., Jan. 17 and 18, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (includes Fundamentals of Instructor Training); $325.
Cat and Dog First Aid — Sat., Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.
Community Disaster Education Presentation — Tues., Jan. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; free.