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TREE-MENDOUS: “Trees of Illahee Preserve” with local community forester Jim Trainer who will share his knowledge and identification of trees; Sat., June 13. Limited to 25 participants. Info. or to register: www.greatpeninsula.org or (360) 373-3500.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: G. Do’s (The Grandma Do’s and Grandpa too!) open house featuring hands-on crafting with heirloom recycled items and exploration of opportunities for community service; Sat., June 13, 2-4 p.m. Location info: Carole Turek at email@example.com or (360) 779-2454
BLUE BANNER PRIDE: Public event featuring a vintage military vehicle display, live music, food and more to support the Kitsap Blue Star Banner Program; Sun., June 14, 1 p.m.; Port Orchard Armory. Info: http://www.kitsapbluestar.org.
FLAG HONOR: The Fleet Reserve Association Bremerton Branch 29 is hosting its annual Flag Burning Ritual to dispose of all unserviceable flags collected for disposal; Sun., June 14, 9 a.m; parking area, 521 National Ave. S. Unusable flags may be dropped off at the branch up until the event.
SHAKESPEARE ALOUD: Reading of William Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor;” Sun., June 14, 2-4 p.m.; Sylvan Way Library, Heninger Meeting Room, 1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton. Info: (360) 405-9100.
GOT SMOKE?: Poulsbo Home Depot is hosting a class on turning your grilling barbecue into a smoking machine using charcoal, gas or infrared grilling; Sun., June 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 21750 Market Place NW.
STILL STRIDING: Grand opening of Stroller Strides’ additional Bremerton location featuring door prizes and refreshments; Tues., June 16, 10 a.m.; Evergreen Park. Info: Ellecia Williams at (800) 972-0928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREEN THUMBS: Master Gardener Foundation presents Sue Goetz who will discuss gardening from plants to gravel; Wed., June 17, 1-3 p.m.; Eagle’s Nest, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton. Info: Cat Ross at (360) 277-4177.
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: The Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce presents its first community volunteer recognition luncheon; Thurs., June 18, 11:30 a.m.; Peace Lutheran School, 1234 Riddell Road, Bremerton; $20 before June 15, $22 after. Info or reservations: (360) 479-3579 or email@example.com.
DAD’S LUNCH: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors 60 and older to a Father’s Day luncheon; Thurs., June 18, noon; meal locations in East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Kingston and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. RSVP by 2:30 p.m. June 17: (360) 377-8511.
HANDBELL DELIGHT: The Wesley Bell Ringers from Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah will play their nearly 200 precision tuned handbells in a concert; Fri., June 19, 7:30 p.m.; Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nels Nelson Road NW, Bremerton; free, but donations will be accepted. Info: Terry Waite at (801) 809-6190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PiCTURE PERFECT: Macro and Garden Photography Workshop presented by Don Paulson and Laurie Usher; Fri., June 19, 4-9 p.m. and Sat., June 20, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Seabeck Conference Center; workshop includes meals and lodging, $195 per person for double occupancy or $215 for single occupancy. Info: www.donpaulson.com. Register: email@example.com, (360) 830-5010 or (206) 842-0346.
KIDS GRIEF SUPPORT: Hospice of Kitsap County to host annual Kids’ Grief Retreat led by Hospice counselors and volunteers and designed to help kids ages 4-12 cope with the death of a loved one through arts and crafts, journal writing and sharing; a simultaneous support group will be held for parents and guardians; Sat., June 20, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Silverwood School, 14000 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo; free, lunch included. Info or to register: (360) 698-4611.
TWINKLE TOES: Irene’s School of Dance students present “Say It With Dance” featuring a variety of dance styles including ballet, pointe, jazz and hip hop; Fri., June 19 and Sat., June 20, 7 a.m.; Sun., June 21, 2 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center; $5, tickets available at the door. Info: (360) 692-4395.
WINTER BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society (BUGS) and WSU Master Gardeners present a winter gardening workshop; Sat., June 20, 10 a.m.-noon; Blueberry Park on Sylvan Way; $10 suggested donation. Info: Jim at (360) 405-6423.
CENTENNIAL HONOR: NAACP Bremerton No. 1134 Freedom Fund 100-year celebration to feature keynote speaker Greg Lloyd, former NFL Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker; Sat., June 20, Comfort Inn & Suites, Olympic Ballroom, 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton; $40 for adults and $20 for youth in advance; $60 adults and $40 youth at the door. Info: (360) 405-1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENEFIT SHOW: North Kitsap Car and Motorcycle Show to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life; Sun., June 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kingston Lumber Distribution Yard, 26855 NE Hwy 104, Kingston; free to the public; $15 for exhibitors in advance, $20 day-of-show. Info: Rob or Carla at (360) 638-1600 or email@example.com.
GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., June 22 and July 13 (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.
SO ROSY: Kitsap Rose Society is hosting its annual rose show featuring a variety of different roses; Sat., June 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., judging is at 11 a.m., Sun., June 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; free. Info: Jane Michelinie at (360) 871-3062.
GARDEN FIT: Kitsap Physical Therapy presents “Staying Healthy in the Garden” on exercises that can prepare the body for gardening season; Sat., June 27, 10 a.m.; Valley Nursery, 20882 Bond Road, Poulsbo.
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.
EAT FRESH: Informational meeting on Kitsap Community Co-op’s openings for anyone wanting to order organic food and have organic produce delivered monthly from Azure Standard in Oregon; Tues., June 16, 7:30 p.m.; Perfect World, 3228 Perry Ave., Bremerton. Info: Gloria Drnjevic at (360) 479-6652 or www.azurestandard.com.
MEMORY CARE: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton to host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group hosted by Ashley Gardens at Bremerton’s Life Enrichment Director Janet Presley with a light dinner included; Wed., June 17, 6:30 p.m.; 3231 Pine Road, Bremerton; free. Info: (360) 478-7277 or www.cascadeliving.com.
WOMEN UNITE: General Federation of Women’s Clubs Kitsap Peninsula (GFWC) to feature guest speaker Roxanne from Travel Wise; Thurs., June 18, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program starts; Subway, Kitsap Way, Bremerton; guests welcome. Info: www.orgsites.com/wa/gfwckitsap or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILITARY PAST: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to present the workshop, “Researching Military Records” with mentors available for beginners; Fri., June 19, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Public Library meeting room; $5 suggested donation for non-members. Info: www.bigenealogy.org or (206) 842-6059.
VA GUIDANCE: Half-day information session on local and VA resources for veterans and their caregivers; Sat., June 20, 9:45 a.m.; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Info: Mary at (360) 373-3540.
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 and First Aid — Sat., June 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.
Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., June 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; $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.
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.