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FAMILY MUSIC: Patrick and Sophia Stoyanovich — a father and daughter piano violin recital; today, Fri., Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m.; Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; $17 at the door. Info: (360) 377-8327.

MONEY SMARTS: Super Saturday Financial Information Fair featuring free tax preparation services, free credit reports, credit counseling and housing counseling, low-income public housing and self-help programs and more; Sat., Feb. 21, noon-4:30 p.m.; West Park Community Center, 76 Russell Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-8108.

FAMILY TREE: Puget Sound Genealogical Society to feature “Genealogy 101” workshop; Sat. Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2501 SE Mile Hill Drive, Suite A 102, Port Orchard; free. Info: (360) 874-8813 or visit www.pusogensoc.org.

BREAK BREAD: Salad Bowl 2009 — a potluck gathering of people coming together to worship and break bread with one another; Sun., Feb. 22, 4 p.m.; Crossroads Neighborhood Church, 7555 NE Old Military Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-3674 or harrijim2@comcast.net.

BUGS PARTY: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society (BUGS) is hosting its first event of the year to kick off the 2009 gardening season with a seed exchange party; bring seeds to swap with fellow gardeners or get extra seeds and learn hints about growing your own food; Mon., Feb. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton (fourth floor); potluck and refreshments; free. Info: www.bugskitsap.org or (360) 405-6423.

PARENTING TIPS: Silverwood Speakers Series: “Parenting the Small or Hurried Family;” Tues., Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.; Silverwood School, 14000 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo; childcare provided. Reservations or info: (360) 697-7526 or office@silverwoodschool.org.

CHECKMATE: Open games with chess players from the Kitsap County Chess Club; Wed., Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.; Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St. Info: (360) 377-3955.

KAPO DINNER: Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners (KAPO) to feature Bob Williams, founder and senior fellow of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation; Thurs., Feb. 26, 6 p.m. social hour, 6:45 p.m. dinner; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $40 per person, open to the public. Reservations and payment required by Sat., Feb. 21. Info: Gerry Taylor at (360) 692-8109 or donald_taylor@wavecable.com.

FIND SUCCESS: “Business Success When Times Are Tough” training seminar for small business owners/managers; Fri., Feb. 27, 7 a.m.-noon; continental breakfast, networking starts at 7 a.m., presentation starts at 7:30 a.m.; Oxford Suites, 9550 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale; $20. Register: www.kitsapeda.org.

LADIES NIGHT: Bremerton Lodge No. 117, Free and Accepted Masons of Washington is hosting Ladies Night featuring Danny Vernon as The Illusion of Elvis; Sat., Feb. 28, doors open at 5:30 p.m.; hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and root beer floats will be for sale; show starts at 6:30 p.m; $10 per person. Tickets or info: jsp1440@aol.com, (360) 271-3971 or www.freemason-wa.org.

DRIVE SAFE: AAA Driver Improvement Program to host refresher course on defensive driving skills; successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 and older for insurance premium discounts, however, all ages welcome; Sat. Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Westside Improvement Club, 4109 E St., Bremerton; $16 per person. Pre-registration advised: (800) 462-3728.

TREE LOVE: Peninsula Fruit Club presents Spring Grafting and Pruning featuring information on how to graft and make a tree and proper pruning basics; Sat., Feb. 28, 1:30-4:40 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free.

MEMORY CARE: Free eight-week education and support program for people with mild dementia or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease; Thursdays, beginning March 5; 5- 6:30 p.m.; Group Health Silverdale, 10452 Silverdale Way NW. Pre-registration by phone: Samantha Woodward at (206) 529-3868.

SINGING LADIES: Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines host chorus rehearsals every Tuesday; women of all ages welcome; 6:30-9 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 1410 Ohio St., Bremerton. Info: Kathy at (360) 297-8414 or visit www.kitsappines.org.

Meetings

FOOD CO-OP FUTURE: Kitsap Food Co-op public meeting featuring information on newly forming board and silent auction; Sat., Feb. 21, 3-5 p.m.; Seaside Church (in Evergreen Park), Bremerton. Info: www.kitsapfoodcoop.org or info@kitsapfoodcoop.org.

HEARING LOSS SUPPORT: Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County to present “Planning Ahead to Visually Communicate Your Hearing Needs;” Sat., Feb. 21, 1-3 p.m.; Iris Room at Harrison Medical Center, 1800 NW Myhre Road, Bremerton. Info: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or jcallen@hearingloss-wa.org.

SAFETY FIRST: Puget Rental Owner’s Association to feature Bremerton Police Department personnel who will discuss crime-free housing strategies, criminal activity notifications and more; Tues., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. dinner, 6:45 president’s comments; AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, Bremerton; all rental owners and public invited. Info: (360) 479-1683.

MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America to feature guest speaker Lori Oberlander, Kitsap County Habitat for Humanity executive director; Fri., Feb. 27, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch. Info or reservations: (360) 871-3159 by Feb. 22.

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.wa@comcast.net.

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. 24; 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., Feb. 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.

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.

Cat and Dog First Aid — Sat., Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

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