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SYNCHRONIZED SWIM: The Kitsap Water Blossoms Synchronized Swim Team is hosting a garage sale to raise money to send swimmers to the national competition in Florida this summer. Lemonade and homemade baked goods also available; Sat., May 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; NW Design Center at the corner of Highway 305 and Hostmark in Poulsbo.

CAR WASH: Brewton-Hight Insurance Agency of Farmers Insurance Group and Safelite AutoGlass will host a free car wash to support Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). For every car FBLA students wash, the insurance agency will donate $5 to the FBLA program. Safelite AutoGlass will fix windshield chips. Hot dogs and other treats available. Sat., May 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Brewton-Hight Insurance Agency parking lot, 2416 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. Info: Tamara Brewton at (360) 692-6880.

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 www.kitsapeda.org 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 jeff.corder@smithbarney.com 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 www.bugskitsap.org.

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: www.insightwa.net or (800) 856-3891.

CHECKMATE: The public is invited to play games or watch members of the Kitsap County Chess Club play chess Wednesdays; Wed., June 3, 10, 17, 24, 6-8 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library Downtown Bremerton branch, 612 5th Street. Info: (360) 377-3955.

HIGHER ED: Western Washington University bachelor’s degree in human services informational meeting; Thurs., June 4, 1 p.m. or Wed., June 10, 2 p.m.; Olympic College, University Quad, WWU Conference Room. Info: Call (360) 475-7265, email hs.bremerton@wwu.edu or visit www.wwu.edu/hs.

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.

BUDDHA 101: Three-week series covering the life of the Buddha, his spiritual quest and approach to the problem of human suffering and its transcendence; presented by Rev. Teigan Stevens, a Buddhist monk and priest of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives; Sunday, June 7, 14 and 21; Kitsap Regional Library Sylvan Way branch, 1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton. Info: (206) 855-0934.

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: www.pacsurgical.com/events.htm.

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

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 www.reikitsap.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.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 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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