March 5, 2009 · Updated 1:38 PM
YWCA HISTORY: Kitsap County Historical Society Museum to host its First Friday program during the Bremerton Art Walk with speaker Linda Joyce, executive director of the YWCA of Kitsap County, who will discuss the organization’s history; today, March 6, 6 p.m.; museum will be open late with free admission 5-8 p.m.; 280 Fourth St.
LET BIDDING BEGIN: Bremerton High School’s International Studies Club to host its Semi-Annual Silent Auction featuring gift baskets, gift certificates to restaurants, tanning salons and more; Sat., March 7, 6-10 p.m.; Bremerton High School Commons. All funds raised will help students pay for an educational trip to Switzerland, Italy and France.
BOOGIE DOWN: Royal Crown Revue, which features a unique combination of swing, jive and jazz, will be performing at the Admiral Theatre with dancing for guests; Sat., March 7, 8 p.m.; 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; $35 main floor reserved, $28 loge reserved and $18 balcony. To purchase tickets, call (360) 373-6743 or stop by the ticket office, hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org.
RN KNOWLEDGE: Learning in the Olympics Nursing Symposium for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (7.5 contact-hour credits); Sat., March 7, Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside, 110 Washington Ave., Bremerton; $90 in advance or $110 at the door. Info and registration: (360) 616-0900.
MEET THE AUTHOR: Richard LeMieux, of Bremerton, will be signing his book “Breakfast at Sally’s;” Sat., March 7, 1 p.m.; Bethel Avenue Book Company, 1037 Bethel Ave., Port Orchard. Info: (360) 876-7500.
OPERA SUNDAYS: Norm Hollingshead, popular Seattle opera lecturer, will present a set of programs on the famous tenor, Placido Domingo; Sundays, March 8 and 15, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free. Info: Margaret at (360) 377-0973.
SURF WITH SAFETY: King’s West School to host Internet Safety for Kids with Scott Hetherington, local speaker and pastor, who will share critical information on teaching youth to use the Internet safely and avoid online predators; Mon., March 9, 7 p.m.; 4012 Chico Way NW, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-7700.
REALTOR TOUR: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton, a memory care community, to host an open house for area Realtors to take a tour and meet the staff; Wed., March 11, 3-5 p.m.; 3231 Pine Road; free. Info: (360) 478-7277 or www.cascadeliving.com.
TAXES 101: The Bremerton office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and more; Thurs., March 12, 9 a.m.-noon; Sheridan Park Community Center, Rooms B and C, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. To register: www.dor.wa.gov or (800) 647-7706.
NEW OC PROGRAM: Informational session on Olympic College’s new Manufacturing Technology Program at West Sound Technical Skills Center which will begin in the spring; Thurs., March 12, 6-7 p.m.; OC Bremerton, Shop 116. Info: Chris Gallagher at (360) 475-7676 or (360) 473-0580.
TIME TO BID: 25th annual benefit auction for Christ the King Academy to feature entertainment, appetizers, dinner and an auction to include cabin getaways, trips to Mexico and Hawaii, boating adventures and more; Sat., March 14, 5 p.m. auction previews, 6:30 p.m. dinner followed by live auction and dessert auction; Christ Memorial Church, 18901 Eighth Ave. NE, Poulsbo; $40 per person, tables of eight receive a $35 discount. To purchase tickets or for info: (360) 779-9189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOOD WONDERS: Kitsap County Woodcarver’s Club’s 23rd annual Woodcarving Show to feature a variety of wood sculptures by local artists and free carving lessons; Sat. and Sun., March 14 and 15; West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E St., National Avenue and E Street, Bremerton; free. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/kitsapcarvers/.
ST. PADDY’S BENEFIT: VFW Post 239 to host a Saint Patrick’s Day dinner to benefit the Wounded Warrior Transition Program; Tues., March 17, 5 p.m. until the food runs out; VFW Post 239, 190 South Dora, Bremerton; $8 minimum donation; tickets can be purchased at Post location. Info or to reserve a seat: (360) 377-6739.
LOOK AT WYA: Open house for the Washington Youth Academy, a free federal- and state-funded residential and post residential program for 16-19 year olds who have dropped out of high school or at risk of dropping out; Wednesdays, March 18 and April 1 and 15, 5:30 p.m.; Sat., April 25, 10:30 a.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or www.ngycp.org/site/state/wa.
ART THROUGH THE LENS: Olympic College presents “One in a Million” photography student exhibition; now through April 13; OC Bremerton’s Haselwood Library, second floor.
AD/HD HELP: “Intervention Strategies with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Problems and AD/HD” will be presented by Dr. John Rarick, a clinical psychologist at Peninsula Psychological Center, to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group; Tues., March 10, 7 p.m.; Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church, 1111 N.E. Waaga Way; free, all are welcome. Info: (360) 779-5362 or (360) 697-3922.
KEEPING IT LOCAL: The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance to discuss vegetable growing classes, farmers markets and more; Tues., March 10, 7-9 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center auditorium, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton; free and open to the public.
BIRDY TALK: Kitsap Audubon Society to feature Owls of Kitsap County by Jamie Acker; Thurs., March 12, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo Library, lower level. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org or (360) 692-8180.
BREMERTON CHAMBER: Stuart Elway, president of Elway Research, will be the guest speaker at the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership luncheon; Tues., March 17, 11:30 a.m.; West Sound Technical Skills Center; $17 if reservations made by March 10, $20 after; open to the public. RSVP or Info: (360) 479-3579 or email@example.com.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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., March 10 and Tues. March 24; 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.
Adult CPR with First Aid — Wed., March 18, 1-8 p.m.; $55.
CPR Infant and Child Only — Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., March 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., March 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Bainbridge Island Fire Department; Sun., March 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Bremerton); $70.
First Aid — Thurs., March 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.