‘RIBBITING’ EVENING: The frog-filled pond at Silverwood School to host a community Croak-In and Marshmallow Roast featuring a campus walk, frog stories, songs and more; today, Fri., Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.; 14000 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo; free and open to the public; bring a blanket or lawn chair. Info: (360) 697-7526 or e-mail

KARATE CELEBRATION: Okinawan Karate Black Belt Academy Inc. (formerly Okinawan Karate) is hosting its third annual Okinawan Karate Festival and Kamp-Out; Fri.-Sun., Aug. 14-16, the Cressmans’ home on Long Lake in Port Orchard. Info or to register: Donna at (360) 698-2032.

BENEFICIAL BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society is offering a workshop on “Attracting Beneficial Insects and Pollinators” by speaker Doug Groth; Sat., Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-noon; Blueberry Park picnic shelter on Sylvan Way in East Bremerton. Info: Jim at (360) 405-6423.

HOG HEAVEN: Legend Harley-Davidson is hosting its first-ever Harley-Davidson Dark Custom Bash featuring a 2010 showcase, bikini bike wash, food, entertainment and a beer garden; Sat., Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 9625 Provost Road NW, Silverdale.

POND DAY: The Olympic Koi, Goldfish and Water Garden Club is hosting a Pond Information Day to answer questions about ponds and provide practical advice; Sat., Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Roadhouse Nursery, 12511 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo, to answer questions about ponds and provide practical advice; presentations include Think Before You Dig, 10 a.m.; Pond Construction, 11 a.m.; Electrical and Aeration, noon; and Filtration, 1 p.m.; free. Info: (360) 360-779-9589.

BUY IT RIGHT: RE/MAX Platinum Services and Eagle Home Mortgage are presenting a free first-time homebuyer class; Sat., Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 9224 Ridgetop Blvd. NW, Silverdale. RSVP: (360) 613-0822.

FOREST ENTERTAINMENT: The Mountaineers Players present their production of “High Button Shoes;” Sat. and Sun., Aug. 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2 p.m.; Kitsap Forest Theater, Seabeck Highway; adults $14 presale or $16 at the door; youth (ages 6-18) $8 presale or $10 at the door, children 6 and younger free with adult. Tickets can be purchased at, The Mountaineers at (800) 573-8484, Ted Brown Music in Silverdale or Mills Music in Poulsbo.

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., Aug. 15, Mark Bullis, bass/guitar; Sat., Aug. 22, Chuck Easton, guitar/bass/tuba; 4200 Kitsap Way; all ages, no cover.

DANCE KNOW-HOW: Dance Arts Theatre of Silverdale presents its “Summer Dance Intensive 2009” classes featuring guest teachers in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop; Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 17-20; Irene’s School of Dance; 3390 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; junior/intermediate session (ages 11-16), $140; senior/advanced session (ages 14 and older), $150. Info or registration: (360) 692-4395. Class sizes limited.

PADDLE FUN: Kayak Camps featuring skills such as paddle strokes, water safety and capsize recovery hosted by Olympic Outdoor Center in Seabeck and Poulsbo; Aug. 17-21, half-day camp (ages 7-13); Aug. 24-28, full-day camp (ages 13-18); $189 for half-day camp, $389 full-day. Sunset Kayak Tours also are available; 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through August. Info: (360) 697-6095 or (800) 592-5983, or

MONTESSORI 101: Children’s Garden Montessori School of Poulsbo to offer a free introduction to Montessori classroom activities for preschoolers and their parents; Mon., Aug. 17 and Thurs., Sept. 3, 10-11:30 a.m.; 3805 NE Sawdust Hill Road; space is limited. Call (360) 779-1225 to sign up.

DRIVE SAFE: Country Meadows in Silverdale is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program as a refresher course for drivers 50 and older (most insurance companies offer a discount to those who complete the course), though all ages are welcome; Tues.-Wed., Aug. 18-19, 10 a.m. each day; $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Info: (360) 692-4480.

ALOHA LUNCH: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program will host a Hawaiian-themed lunch for seniors ages 60 and older; Fri., Aug. 21, noon; locations in East Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Burley and Bainbridge Island; $3 suggested donation. RSVP by 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20: (360) 377-8511. Entertainment at some sites.

AT PEACE: “Awareness through art,” a workshop to access your creativity and possibly bring new insights for personal growth and peace of mind; Sat., Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sound Spirit at Suquamish UCC Church, 18732 Division St., Suquamish; $60. Pre-register by Aug. 19: Katherine Haug at or (360) 908-9806.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., Aug. 24 and Sept. 14 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info:

IN GRATITUDE: YWCA of Kitsap County to host its 61st annual Meeting and Reception to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and thank community partners and friends; Wed., Aug. 26, 5-7 p.m.; Ambrosia Catering Co., 4954 State Highway 303, Bremerton. RSVP: (360) 479-0522 or

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE: Immigrant Assistance Center to host its first-ever Community Health and Resource Fair; Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Olympic College student center; free.

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 August, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Keyport Naval Undersea Museum, 610 Dowell St.; free. Info: (360) 396-5547.

HISTORY COMES ALIVE: Kitsap Mall is featuring the Washington State Historical Society’s new traveling exhibit, “End of our Voyage” featuring excerpts from Lewis and Clark’s journals, plus various maps, historic photographs and graphics illustrating the course of their journey; now through Sept. 7; center court.

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


GIG GATHERS: Kitsap/Olympic Peninsula Gluten Intolerance Group to feature “All about the gluten-free diet;” Sat., Aug. 15, 1 p.m.; Harrison Medical Center Auditorium, 2520 Cherry Ave., Bremerton; everyone welcome. Foley’s Pizza to open early for attendees to enjoy a gluten-free pizza before the meeting; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m, 724 Lebo Blvd. Info: (360) 792-9527.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT: Ashley Gardens of Bremerton is hosting an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group featuring a forum to share information, resources and coping techniques for people with dementia, their caregivers and family and friends; Wed., Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.; 3231 Pine Road. Info: (360) 478-7277 or

LOOKING BACK: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society to present the workshop, “DNA and genetic genealogy” with mentors available for beginners; Fri., Aug. 21, 10 a.m.; Bainbridge Public Library meeting room; $5 suggested donation. Info: or (206) 842-6059.


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., Aug. 25, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., Aug. 27, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sun., Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bremerton; $70.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

Babysitter Training — Sat. Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bremerton; $30.

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