VETERAN PRIDE: Sale of Veterans Crosses, distributed by NABVETS, to benefit Kitsap Homeless Veterans and Bremerton School District scholarships; Fri., May 22-Sat., May 30; Safeway stores on Wheaton Way and Callow Avenue, Bremerton.

OC BENEFIT: Kitsap Harbor Party “Ports O’ Call” featuring food, fun and entertainment to benefit Olympic College students and programs; Sat., May 23, 8-11 p.m.; Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside; $40; 21 and older only. Info or tickets: (360) 475-7120.

RHODY FUN: An auction of rare, unusual and sought-after rhododendrons will also include wine tasting and a garden tour; Thurs., May 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Bainbridge Winery, 8989 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 612-5105 or e-mail

KEEPING CLEAN: Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and the Port of Bremerton will host a clean tech event; Fri., May 29, 8 a.m.-noon; Bremerton Comfort Inn & Suites; $25 includes breakfast. Register online at or call (360) 377-9499.

HELP KICK CANCER: American Cancer Society Relay For Life fund-raising viewing of the new Disney/Pixar film, “Up;” Sat., May 30, 10 a.m.; Olympic Cinemas, 1500 NE Riddell Road, Bremerton; $6, tickets can be purchased at the theater box office. Info: (360) 871-4453.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Central Kitsap Food Bank’s Bread Basket Bash auction and dinner with “A Taste of Italy” theme; Sat., May 30, 5-6:15 p.m. registration and no-host cocktails; 6:30 p.m. silent auction closes; 6:35 p.m. dinner and program starts; Silverdale Beach Hotel. Info or reservations: Jeff Corder at or (360) 613-1971.

GARDEN EATS: Bremerton Edible Garden Tour by bus with a tour of three residential gardens; Sat., May 30, 1-4 p.m.; $8 ($12 after May 26); meet at 12:30 p.m. at city of Bremerton Department of Public Works and Utilities, 3027 Olympus Drive. Info, pre-registration and payment online only at

SURVIVING THE ECONOMY: “Strategies for Surviving the Economic Downturn in Kitsap County” program to feature guest speaker state Rep. Larry Seaquist (D-Gig Harbor); Sat., May 30, 3-5:30 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton. Info: Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

ONLINE SCHOOLING: Informational session for parents and students interested in learning more about Insight School of Washington — a tuition-free, full-time, diploma-granting online public high school available statewide; Sat., May 30, 4-6 p.m.; Comfort Inn & Suites, 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton; free and open to the public. Info: or (800) 856-3891.

SAFE KITSAP KIDS: First Friday Art Walk to feature “Kitsap Kids: Basic First Aid” to teach children how to recognize an emergency, call 911, stop bleeding, apply bandages, put on a splint, etc.; Fri., June 5, 5:30–8 p.m.; Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, 280 Fourth St., Bremerton; free.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., June 8 and 22 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info:

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


KRL BOARD: Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trustees to meet; Tues., May 26, 5:30 p.m.; downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St.; public welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.

NK LADIES: The North Kitsap Republican Women to host a tea potluck luncheon; Tues., May 26, 12:30 p.m.; North Kitsap Fire Station near Kingston. Info: (360) 271-2200.

LADY DEMS: Kitsap County Democratic Women to feature Christy Lewis who will discuss how to create a healthy indoor environment through the wise choice of household and personal products; Wed., May 27, 11:30 a.m.; AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Ave., Bremerton; no host buffet luncheon; all Kitsap residents welcome. Info: Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

LAND DEVELOPMENT: The Real Estate Investors (REI) of Kitsap to feature guest speaker Rick Cadwell of Kitsap Home Builders Association who will host a panel discussion on land development; Thurs., June 4, 6:30 p.m.; Poulsbo library, downstairs meeting room; $10, cash or check only; (free for REI of Kitsap members). Info: (360) 779-2915 or

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


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., May 26, Tues., June 9, Tues., June 23, 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., May 28, Thurs., June 25, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., May 30, Sat., June 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., May 24, Sun., June 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in Bremerton; Sat., June 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; $70.

CPR Infant and Child Only — Sat., June 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., June 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Three-hour Blood Borne Pathogens — Sat., June 6, 9 a.m.-noon; $21.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., June 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider — Fri., June 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.

Pet First Aid — Sat., June 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

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