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GET YOUR READ ON: Tracyton Community Library spring book sale with proceeds to go to purchasing material for patrons’ use throughout the year; Fri. and Sat., May 8-9, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; 351 NW Tracy Ave.
DAR AWARDS: The Elizabeth Ellington Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (Bremerton DAR) is hosting its annual Awards Tea; Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.; Central Valley Christian Fellowship Church, 6869 Central Valley Road NE, Bremerton; visitors welcome.
COMING TO TOWN: Combining great storytelling with wit, wisdom and comedy, author Jonathan Richard Cring and business partner Janet Clazzy are coming to Bremerton; Sat., May 9, 11 a.m.; Bremerton United Methodist Church, 1150 Marine Drive. Info: (360) 373-3510.
ALL ABOUT MOMS: Bremerton Elks No. 1181 to host a Mother’s Day ceremony and brunch with prizes for the mother with the most children and grandchildren; Sun., May 10, 11 a.m.; 4131 NE Pine Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-1181.
DENTAL HELP: Service With A Smile orientation to feature information on affordable dental care for low-income adults with an opportunity to volunteer in the community; Mon., May 11, 5:30 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, main floor, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton; eligibility and enrollment requirements will be discussed. Info: (360) 373-2539.
CARING SIDE: Kitsap Cares About Kids Challenge fund-raising campaign luncheon to benefit the Kitsap Community Foundation; Tues., May 12, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside; $25 donation for lunch. Info or to register: Gay Neal at (360) 337-4879 or email@example.com.
CHAMBER LUNCH: Sgt. Maj. R. T. Smith, Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor will be the guest speaker at the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Luncheon; Tues., May 12, 11:30 a.m.; Tucker’s at Gold Mountain Golf Complex, 7263 W. Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton; $20; open to the public. Reservations or info: (360) 479-3579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB SEARCH HELP: Kitsap Regional Library presents employment workshops presented by the Olympic College Career Center where participants can hone their job searching skills such as resume and cover letter writing; Tues., May 12, 6:30 p.m., Port Orchard library, 87 Sidney Ave.; Wed., May 13, 6:30 p.m., Sylvan Way library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; and Mon., May 18, 6:30 p.m., Bainbridge Island library, 1270 Madison N. Info: (360) 876-2224, (360) 405-9100 or (206) 842-4162.
B-TOWN PROMISE: Community forum on Bremerton Promise — a scholarship program that helps better Bremerton’s economic development — to feature Ron Kitchens, a leader in the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Promise who will share his community’s successes and those around the United States; Wed., May 13, 6-7 p.m.; fourth floor of Kitsap Credit Union, 155 Washington Ave., Bremerton. Info: www.kalamazoopromise.com.
COMMISH UP FRONT: Kitsap Conservation Voters to host its annual “Meet Your Kitsap County Commissioners” forum; Wed., May 13, 7-9 p.m.; Evergreen Room of the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale. Info: Ed Bass at (360) 779-6314.
FORE: 18th annual Pepsi Armed Forces Festival Golf Tournament; Fri., May 15, 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts; Cascade Course, Gold Mountain Golf Complex; $400 for a foursome (half-price for all military personnel — active duty and reserve) includes greens fees, cart, putting and chipping contests, lunch, dinner and a chance to win $1 million in the hole-in-one contest. Info or reservations: Bremerton Chamber at (360) 479-3579 or email@example.com.
BARBERSHOP STYLE: Kitsap Chordsmen Chorus to host the association’s division 2 competitions featuring eight choruses; Sat., May 16, Kitsap Chorus performance at 9 a.m., quartet competition in early afternoon, show of champions at 5 p.m.; Bremerton High School’s Performing Arts Center; public encouraged to attend any or all segments. Info: (360) 337-SING.
HOME BUYING 101: First-time home buyer class designed to educate prospective home buyers on the home buying process, available assistance programs, credit repair, planning and budgeting, how to choose a Realtor and negotiating; Sat., May 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; John L. Scott Real Estate office, 2244 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; free, seating is limited. Info or reservations: Leslie Forbes at (360) 271-9511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDEN HUES: Ed Hume to present “Color in the Garden” on how the best annuals, perennials and shrubs are combined to achieve maximum color in the garden; Sat., May 16, 3-4 p.m.; Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; free. Register: (360) 308-8210 or stop by the nursery.
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.
COME TOGETHER: Mesa Redonda de Kitsap to meet; Wed., May 13, 8:30 a.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, WSU Extension classroom, fourth floor, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 990-3270.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: The Kitsap Lake Neighborhood Association to discuss the LakeWatch program; Thurs., May 14, 7 p.m.; Kitsap Lake Elementary School library.
CK LADIES: Central Kitsap Republican Women’s annual May luncheon to feature guest speaker state Rep. Jan Angel with the theme of “Our Freedom, Our Future;” Thurs., May 14, 11:30 a.m.; Sons of Norway, 1818 18th St., Bremerton; $18. Info or RSVP: Joyia at (360) 792-2265.
MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America will host its annual Armed Forces Day luncheon featuring guest speaker Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg, adjutant general, Washington Air and Army National Guard; Fri., May 15, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. Reservations: Capt. Larry Gudbranson (Ret) at (360) 871-3159 by May 8.
LOOKING BACK: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) to feature Karl Kumm, director of Fiske Genealogical Library in Seattle, who will present “Revolutionary War Research” using military and pension records and Tory claim files; Fri., May 15, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge public library meeting room; $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. Info: www.bigenealogy.org or (206) 842-6059.
NAVY LEAGUE: Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League to feature guest speaker Capt. Marc Whitney, commanding officer of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, who will review the future outlook, workload and major projects of the shipyard; Tues., May 12, 11:30 a.m.; Keyport Naval Undersea Museum, 610 Dowell St., Keyport; $15; public invited. RSVP: (360) 782-5500.
MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton, a memory care community, is hosting an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group; Wed., May 20, 7 p.m.; The Willows, 3201 Pine Road; free and open to the public. Info: (360) 478-7277 or www.cascadeliving.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.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., May 26, 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.
First Aid — Thurs., May 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.
Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., May 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., May 24; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $70.
CPR Infant and Child Only — Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.
CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., May 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.
First Aid — Thurs., May 28; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.
Seven-Hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., May 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $65.