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.

FUN SALE: “Fun”draiser sale to support local nonprofits featuring antiques, collectibles, rugs, furniture and more; Fri. and Sat., July 10 and 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Kitsap School District’s Jenne-Wright Administration Center Gym, 9210 Silverdale Way, north parking lot only.

SUMMER JAZZ: Brother Don’s restaurant presents resident jazz sax master Mark Lewis performing a series of Saturday night shows, with a different guest musician featured each week; Sat., July 11, John Stowell, guitar; Sat., July 18, Overton Berry, piano; 6-9 p.m., 4200 Kitsap Way; all ages, no cover.

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, or

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:, (360) 615-9507 or

SCHOOL BUDGET: The Bremerton School District is hosting one last 2009-10 Community Budget Forum and the public is encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback; Mon., July 13, 7-8:30 p.m.; board room of the Bremerton School District Administrative Center, 134 Marion Ave. North.

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:

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

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; $22. Info or reservations: (360) 479-3579 or

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.

MOMS NIGHT: Stroller Strides of Kitsap County franchise owner Ellecia Williams will host a special Moms Night Out co-hosted by Inner Wisdom Coaching Services featuring appetizers and a goal-setting class; Thurs., July 16; Old Town Bistro Wine and Martini Bar, Silverdale; $5. Info: (360) 813-4061.

CARE TO JAZZ: Peninsula Community Health Services hosts its eighth annual Care to Jazz Gala Benefit featuring 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

LAUGH CANCER AWAY: Laugh for Life, to benefit the American Cancer Society, will feature comedy performances by The Great Cris, Charlie Wiener and Kermet Apio (Friday only); Fri. and Sat., July 17 and 18, doors open at 5 p.m., performances at 7 p.m.; McCormick Woods Clubhouse, Port Orchard; adults 18 and older only. Tickets and info: (360) 377-8516 or (360) 895-0130.

COMPOSTING BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society (BUGS) and WSU Master Gardeners present a composting workshop; Sat., July 18, 10 a.m.-noon; Blueberry Park on Sylvan Way; $10 suggested donation. Info: Jim at (360) 405-6423.

DRIVER REFRESHER: The AAA Driver Improvement Program to host a refresher course on defensive driving skills; successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 and older for automobile insurance premium discounts, though all ages are welcome; Sat., July 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Crista Shores Retirement Community, 1600 NW Crista Shores Lane, Silverdale; $16 per person. Pre-registration is required: (800) 462-3728.

DINO DAYS: Kitsap Mall is featuring a free fun-filled event for children of all ages to participate in an archaeological dig to discover different dinosaur bones and learn about their lifestyles; Sat., July 18 (special T-Rex tooth cast project 1-3 p.m.) and Sun., July 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: (360) 698-2555.

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

DEFENSE DAYS: The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition to co-host the Pacific Northwest Defense Symposium; Wed., July 22 and Thurs., July 23; Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside. Info and registration:

WHO DONE IT?: Etta Projects Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser: “Who Shot the Sheriff?;” Fri., July 24, 6:30 p.m. character social, 7 p.m. mystery and dinner; Canterbury Care Center, 1547 Sheridan Road, Bremerton; $50. RSVP and Info: (360) 876-7487 or

BOOK TALK: Mike Lawson, author of the fourth Joe Demarco political thriller, “House Secrets,” will informally meet fans and sign books; Sat., July 18, 4 p.m.; J.A. Jance, will host a Q & A session, then sign her new Beaumont and Brady novel, “Fire and Ice;” Fri., July 24, noon; Barnes & Noble, Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-1668 or

ASIAN DELIGHT: Filipino Ancestry International Dance Troupe presents a heritage showcase featuring dances and songs influenced by Asia, South America and North America; Sat., July 25, 6 p.m.; Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; $25 main floor reserved tickets; $20 loge reserved; and $10 balcony reserved. Info and tickets: Celia at (360) 377-9125 or the Admiral Theatre at (360) 373-6743. Tickets also can be purchased at the theatre’s box office.

WEDNESDAY FUN: Wild, Wacky, and Sometimes Wet Wednesdays featuring craft and science projects, face painting, sidewalk chalk and more for children in preschool to age 10; Wednesdays in July and August, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Keyport Naval Undersea Museum, 610 Dowell St.; free. Info: (360) 396-5547.

HELP THE HUNGRY: Kitsap Mall is hosting a food drive and nonperishable food items can be dropped off during mall hours until Aug.1. Info: (360) 698-2555.

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


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.

KEEP IT CLEAN: Kitsap Community and Agricultural Alliance to feature “Clean Technology Trade Alliance and Fresh,” a movie presented by Jean Schanen and Glen Huff of StartNow; Tues., July 14, 7-9 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton; free and open to the public. Info: (360) 779-6523 or

LOOKING BACK: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to discuss “DNA and Genetic Genealogy” and how current technology can be used to trace your ancestors through a simple test tracing specific genetic markers; Fri., July 17, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Public Library meeting room; $5 suggested donation for non-members. Info: or (206) 842-6059.

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