February 5, 2009 · Updated 11:51 AM
CHRISTIANITY 101: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church to feature The Alpha Program, an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, friendly and fun setting; each evening consists of a dinner, an informative and entertaining movie and a brief small group discussion; program starts Sun., Feb. 8, 5 p.m.; 11 Street and Veneta Avenue, Bremerton; no charge and free babysitting provided. Info or registration: (360) 479-6374.
TOUR WITH DESSERT: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton is hosting a Gourmet Dessert-To-Go and Open House; drop by the community to receive a free tour and get a death-by-chocolate or strawberry shortcake dessert for four to take home at no cost; Wed., Feb. 11, 3-5 p.m.; 3231 Pine Road, Bremerton; free and open to the public. Reservations: (360) 478-7277 by Feb. 8.
TOPS: No. WA0977 (Take off Pounds Sensibly) is hosting its annual open house featuring fun and door prizes; Wed., Feb. 11, 9-11 a.m.; Silverdale United Methodist Church, Silverdale Way, enter at the back door. Info: (360) 362-3361 or e-mail Annette657@aol.com.
CHECKMATE: Open games with chess players from the Kitsap County Chess Club; Wednesdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25, 6-8 p.m.; Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St. Info: (360) 377-3955.
BE MINE: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors ages 60 and older to attend a Valentine’s lunch; Fri., Feb. 13, noon; locations in West Bremerton, East Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Burley, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island. Reservations required by 2:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 12. For location info and registration: (360) 377-8511.
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY: Sustainability In Communities Workshop presented by Dr. Wendy Sarkissian, author of “Kitchen Table Sustainability,” to feature information on how to engage local citizens in creating sustainable communities; Fri., Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kitsap County Commissioners Chambers, 614 Division St., Port Orchard; registration by today is $65, after today is $75; lunch included; bring own coffee cup/drink container. Info or to register: Rhiannon Fernandez at (360) 337-7097 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Arno Bergstrom at (360) 337-7225 or email@example.com.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR: The 12th Annual Sweet Heart Dance to feature popular Northwest band Casanova playing everything from swing and tango to music from the ’50s to ’90s, appetizers will be served; Sat., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.; First Lutheran Church Christian Center, Fourth Avenue in downtown Poulsbo; $10 per person with half of the ticket price to benefit upgrades at the Martha & Mary Child Care Center. Info: (360) 394-4058.
FAMILY TREE: Puget Sound Genealogical Society to present the film series, “The Genealogist’s Video Research Guide showing Passenger Lists and Passports;” Sat. Feb. 14, 1 p.m.; 2501 SE Mile Hill Drive, Suite A 102, Port Orchard; free. Info: (360) 874-8813 or visit www.pusogensoc.org.
DRIVE SAFE: Country Meadows is sponsoring an AARP driver safety program to serve as a refresher course for drivers older than 50; most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course; Tues., Feb. 17 and Wed., Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day; 12169 Country Meadow Lane, Silverdale; $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers; open to the public. Registration or info: (360) 692-4480.
PRESIDENTIAL TIDBITS: Bremerton Daughters of the American Revolution, the Elizabeth Ellington Chapter meets the first Saturday of every month; Sat., Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. for coffee, tea, goodies and socializing, 10 a.m. program on little known presidential facts; Central Valley Christian Fellowship Church, 6869 Central Valley Road NE, Bremerton. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AD/HD HELP: “AD/HD and Emotional Intimacy” will be presented by Heather Carstens, a therapist at Peninsula Psychological Center, to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group; Tues., Feb. 10, 7 p.m.; Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church, 1111 N.E. Waaga Way; free. Info: (360) 779-5362 or (360) 697-3922.
REPUBLICAN LADIES: The Central Kitsap Republican Women to feature guest speaker Doug Bear of the Kitsap County Public Works Department; Thurs., Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.; atrium at All-Star Lanes and Casino, 10710 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: (360) 479-5571.
BIRDY TALK: Kitsap Audubon Society to feature wildlife photography of Nate Chappell; Thurs., Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo Library, lower level; public welcome. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or (360) 692-8180.
SPEAK PROUDLY: Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization that provides a supportive and positive learning environment to help people excel in speaking, listening and leadership skills; Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.; Subway party room, 3850 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. Call or e-mail for a free reservation: Dave Harris at (360) 478-7089 or Harriscd.email@example.com.
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.
Adult CPR — Tues., Feb. 10; Thurs., Feb. 19; and Tues, Feb. 24; 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.
First Aid — Thurs., Feb. 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.
Adult CPR with First Aid — Wed., Feb. 18, 1-8 p.m.; $55.
CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., Feb. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; Sun., Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider — Fri., Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.
Four-hour HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention — Wed., Feb. 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $38.
Seven-Hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Fri., Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $65.
Family Caregiver Workshop — Sat., Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-noon; Abiding Home Care, Silverdale; $10.
Babysitter Training — Sat., Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $30.
Cat and Dog First Aid — Sat., Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.