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Events

RED, WHITE AND BLUE: Old Fashioned Fourth of July featuring vendors, games and entertainment; Sat., July 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue, Bremerton; free.

OH, LA, LA!: Ciscoe Morris to help launch South Kitsap Helpline’s Capital Campaign during the Garden Festival; Sun., July 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Port Orchard Nursery, 1012 Mitchell Ave. Info: (360) 876-4089 or gardensforsk@hotmail.com.

SINGING DELIGHT: “Won-by-One,” a contemporary acappella Christian singing group from Pepperdine University, will present a free concert at the Central Kitsap Church of Christ; Tues., July 7, 7 p.m.; 11898 Central Valley Road. Info: (360) 692-4900.

LIL’ GREEN THUMBS: The master gardeners of Anna Smith Garden present the class “Butterflies in the Garden” for children ages 4 to sixth grade; Wed., July 8, 10-11:30 a.m.; Tracyton Boulevard and Fairgrounds Road; children must be accompanied by a parent; free, but donations gladly accepted. Info: (360) 674-2199 or iharper@wavecable.com.

FUNDRAISING SALE: West Sound Unity Church yard sale; Fri. and Sat., July 10 and 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 1712 Trenton Ave., Bremerton.

BUY IT RIGHT: RE/MAX Platinum Services and Eagle Home Mortgage are presenting a free first-time homebuyer class; Sat., July 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 9224 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale. RSVP: (360) 613-0822.

BENEFIT RIDE: Ride and Rally for a Cure to benefit the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Sat., July 11, 8-10 a.m. registration; ride starts at Rottweiler Bikes, 282 Wilkes Ave., near Auto Center Way, ends at JR’s Hideway Grill, 22540 Highway 3, Belfair and will feature food and live bands; $15 per bike, plus $5 for second rider; open to all groups and all ages. Info: (360) 271-7814, www.rideandrallyforacure.webs.com or rideandrallyforacure@gmail.com.

TAKE A TOUR: The Real Estate Investors of Kitsap is hosting a Tour of Homes and Properties, followed by a barbecue at Evergreen Park; Sat. July 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; donations welcome. Info: www.reikitsap.com, (360) 615-9507 or treasurer@reikitsap.com.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., July 13 and 27 (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.

CANCER EDUCATION: “Facing Forward: Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer, Cancer Survivorship and Monitoring After Treatment” to be presented by Eunice Beachy; Tues., July 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; auditorium at Harrison Medical Center, 2520 Cherry Ave., Bremerton; light refreshments to be provided. RSVP: (360) 471-7827 or cancersupport@harrisonmedical.org.

SUSTAINABLE VEGGIES: Kitsap County Master Gardener Foundation presents Sharon Howard who will discuss sustainable gardening; Wed., July 15, noon potluck (bring a dish to share), 1-3 p.m. program; Eagles Nest at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds; free and open to all.

HEALTHCARE ISSUES: Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon to feature guest speaker Cassie Sauer of the Washington State Hospital Association; Tues., July 14, 11:30 a.m.; Sons of Norway-Oslo Lodge, 1018 18th St., Bremerton; $18 if reserved by July 7, $22 thereafter. Info or reservations: (360) 479-3579 or chamber@bremertonchamber.org.

CARE TO JAZZ: Peninsula Community Health Services to host its eighth annual Care to Jazz Gala Benefit featuring a buffet dinner, live entertainment and silent, live and dessert auctions; Fri., July 17, 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table of 10. Tickets available at 400 Warren Ave., Suite 300. Info: (360) 478-2366 or www.pchsweb.org.

SUMMER FUN: Crossroads Neighborhood Church presents vacation bible school featuring music, games, crafts and snacks for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade; Mon., July 20-Fri, July 24, 6-8:10 p.m.; 7555 Old Military Road NE, Bremerton. Register by July 15: (360) 692-1672 or www.crossroadscma.com.

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

KANSANS WELCOME: Kitsap Jayhawkers offer a great opportunity for “native Kansans” to gather and share memories of their lives and times in The Sunflower State; Sat., July 11, 11:30 a.m.; the Airport Diner, 8830 State Highway 3; new members always welcome. Info: Doris Rice at (360) 792-9151.

NAVY LEAGUE: Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League to feature guest speaker Capt. Tim Block, Commanding Officer of the Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific,; Tues., July 14, 11:30 a.m.; Bangor Plaza, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; $15; public invited. RSVP by July 7: (360) 782-5500.

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 — Tues., July 14, Tues., July 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

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

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

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., July 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., July 11, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; Sun., July 19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bremerton; $70.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., June 28, Sun., July 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

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