REMEMBERING LUZON: Bataan Memorial Death March services to honor a special group of World War II American and Filipino soldiers who were responsible for the defense of the island of Luzon, Philippines; Sat., April 11, 10 a.m.; Bataan Park, 1827 Sylvan Way, Bremerton. Info: Raul Bacas at (360) 621-8893.

ALL ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport presents an author talk and book signing with Brad Matsen; Sat., April 11, 2 p.m.; free. Info: (360) 396-5547.

VEGGIES THAT WORK: Chris Smith to present “Growing the Top 12 Nutritious and Productive Vegetables for Our Area;” Sat., April 11, 10-11 a.m.; Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; free. Register: (360) 308-8210 or stop by the nursery.

HOME BUYING 101: Free homebuyers seminar featuring the process of home buying, financing, home insurance and more; Sat., April 11, 10 a.m.-noon; Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Events Center training room; walk-ins welcome. Info or reservations: (877) 212-1465, ext. 13 or e-mail

ELKS’ EGG HUNT: The Bremerton Elks No. 1181 is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt for toddlers to age 10; Sun., April 12, 1:30 p.m.; Bremerton Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE; bring your own hunting baskets.

NEW YOU: Chiropractic Lifestyle Center is hosting a four-week nutrition and cleansing class, “Creating Healthy Habits: An Exploration in Feeling Well” with topics to include how the body cleanses and why it matters to your well-being, the effects of diet on health and mood, and how to free yourself from common symptoms such as low energy, aches and pains, and digestive problems; Mondays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Chiropractic Lifestyle Center, 991 NE Riddell Road, Bremerton; $295 with supplements. RSVP or info: (360) 373-2225 or

LEARN ITALIAN: Beginning Italian Class by instructor and native speaker Imma Keith who will cover grammar, vocabulary, travel and cultural tips; Mondays, April 13-June 15; classes at Central Kitsap Junior High School, 10130 Frontier Place NW, Silverdale. Info and registration: Imma Keith at (360) 692-0922.

NETWORK BUZZ: Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce to host a “Biz Buzz” luncheon featuring speed networking; Tues., April 14, 11:30 a.m.; McCormick Woods Golf Course and Restaurant, Port Orchard; $20. Reservations and info: (360) 479-3579 or

REVERSE MORTGAGES 101: Reverse Mortgage Workshop on how government-insured reverse mortgages can provide additional cash each month for those who are 62 and older; Wed., April 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Boulevard, Bremerton or noon-1 p.m., Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way, Silverdale; free. RSVP: (800) 381-8367.

NEW DIGS: The Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau’s open house for its members and the public to visit its new office; Wed., April 15, 4-6 p.m.; 9481 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 203, Silverdale. Info: (800) 337-0850.

BUILDING SUCCESS: Members of the Olympic-West Sound Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association to meet for the “90-Minute Marketing Workshop For Challenging Times,” presented by Bill Hoke and Patricia Graf-Hoke; Wed., April 15, 6 p.m.; Poulsbo library. Info and registration: Molly McCabe at (206) 780-1906 or e-mail

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; Wednesday, April 15, 5:30 p.m.; Sat., April 25, 10:30 a.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or

CHECKMATE: Open games with chess players from the Kitsap County Chess Club; Wednesdays, April 15, 22 and 29, 6-8 p.m.; Downtown Bremerton Library, 612 Fifth St. Info: (360) 377-3955.

UNDERSTANDING FAMILY: “Relationships/Personalities in Families,” a three-part training series on understanding unique personalities while learning how to foster meaningful connections with others in the home; Thursdays, April 16, 23 and 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Newlife Church training center, 10125 NW Frontier Place, Silverdale; $30 per person; $50 per couple. Info: Shannon Bruce at (360) 308-8292 or e-mail

ON STAGE: King’s West Performance Company presents “Acts of God;” April 17-26; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 6 p.m.; 4012 Chico Way NW, Bremerton; $9 adults; $7 seniors and students; $26 family pass; and $7 each group rate for parties of 10 or more; show recommended for children in seventh grade and up. Reservations: (360) 377-7700. Info:

RAISING CHICKENS: WSU Kitsap County Extension and WSU Small Farms present “Chickens 101” featuring information on poultry raising for both personal use and local sales at farm stands, farmers markets and retail; Sat., April 18, 1-4 p.m.; 27691 Lindvog Road NE, Kingston; $35. Info or to register:

STUFF FOR SALE: Saint Nicholas Church and the Tahuya Community Club to host their annual “Plant and Stuff Sale” with proceeds to go toward repairing roof gutters damaged by the heavy winter snowfall; Sat., April 18, noon-3 p.m.; Tahuya fire station.

ANIMAL SUPPORT: Wine, Wags and Whiskers, a benefit for the animals of the Kitsap Humane Society, to feature wine tasting, brew selections from Silver City Brewery, silent auction, dessert raffle and entertainment; Sat., April 18, 6-9 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $40 per person; $50 per person if reserved after April 13. RSVP or info: (360) 692-6977, ext. 7113 or e-mail

GREEN THUMBS UNITE: Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap’s Gala Premier Fundraising event to feature guest speakers Ciscoe Morris and Meeghan Black from KING 5, Duncan Creek String Quartet, a skit by The Dibble Boys Comedy Team, and appetizers and desserts; Sun., April 19, 3-6 p.m.; Kitsap Memorial Park, 202 NE Park St., Poulsbo; $25.

DOWN TO “EARTH”: The West Sound Wildlife Shelter and Bainbridge Cinemas present a special showing of the new Disney Nature movie “Earth” featuring a presentation of two live owls before the movie and popcorn and soda; Wed., April 22, 7 p.m.; Bainbridge Pavilion Cinemas; $20 per person; groups of five or more, $15 per person; all proceeds benefit the shelter. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office, online at or by phone at (206) 855-9057, ext 5.

FUTURE TEAM MEMBERS: Bremerton High School Drill Team members to host the 2009 Dance/Drill Team Mini Camp for students in grades kindergarten-eighth grade (classes divided by grades); Sat., April 25, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; noon-1 p.m. showtime (families/friends invited to watch the performance); $25; $30 day-of-registration. Info: Edna Cox at (360) 620-5579 or e-mail

GO GREEN: Informational session on the Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate Course for those who want to be leaders in the field of green building; Thurs., April 23, 5–6:30 p.m.; Sat., May 30, 10 a.m.–noon; OC Bremerton campus. RSVP required: (360) 475-7786 or e-mail

DANCING FEET: “Sunday Afternoon Dancing and Dinner” featuring dancing to live music by Evan & Charlie Brown and a complete Swiss steak dinner; Sun., April 26, 2 p.m. dancing, 5:30 p.m. dinner; Bremerton Sons of Norway, 1018 18th St., next to Olympic College’s main parking lot; $18 per person. April 18 deadline to pay for tickets. Call (360) 373-1503.


MEMORY CARE: Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group provides a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who also are providing care to a person with dementia; Wed., April 15 (third Wednesday of every month), 5:30-7 p.m.; Canterbury Manor, 703 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Info (360) 286-3542 or (360) 830-0316.

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN: GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club members will be collecting non-prescription medications and personal care items for the YWCA Alive Shelter at their meeting; Thurs., April 16, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting; Subway, Kitsap Way in West Bremerton; guests welcome. Info: or


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

Adult CPR — Tues. April 21; 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult CPR with First Aid — Wed., April 15, 1-8 p.m.; $55.

CPR Infant and Child Only — Sat., April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., April 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., April 26, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.

First Aid — Thurs., April 23, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Three-hour HIV Blood Borne Pathogens — Sun., April 19, 9 a.m.-noon; $21.

Four-hour HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention — Sun., April 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Seven-Hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., April 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $65.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider — Sat., April 18 and April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.

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