BEER AND ROCK FEST: Summer Fest “Scorcher on the lawn” to feature five bands and a beer garden featuring Silver City brews; Sat., Aug. 22, 4-9:30 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $12 advance tickets available at Silverdale Beach Hotel and The RockIt Roost; $15 at the door. Info: (360) 698-1000

FOREST ENTERTAINMENT: The Mountaineers Players present their production of “High Button Shoes;” Sat. and Sun., Aug. 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. 22, Chuck Easton, guitar/bass/tuba; Sat., Aug. 29, Norm Bellas, Hammond B3; 4200 Kitsap Way; all ages, no cover.

OPEN HOUSE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting an open house to the public for its new building; Sat., Aug. 22, 5-8 p.m.; 14910 Central Valley Road NW, Silverdale.

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.

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. 24-28, full-day camp (ages 13-18); $389. Sunset Kayak Tours also are available; 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through August. Info: (360) 697-6095 or (800) 592-5983, or

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

LIFESAVERS: Puget Sound Blood Center’s blood drive at the Bremerton Elk’s; Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed 1-1:45 p.m. for lunch); 4131 Pine Road NE. Info: (360) 308-7346.

HEALTH CARE ISSUE: U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee to host a town hall meeting to hear the views of his constituents and provide an update on the congressional response to the health care debate; Sat., Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; North Kitsap High School, the gymnasium, 1780 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo. RSVP and info: or (206) 361-0233.

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.

MUSICAL WORKSHOP: Musician, songwriter, performer, educator, facilitator and visionary Mark Stanton Welch will conduct the workshop, “Chakra Clearing for Living in the Moment;” Sun., Aug. 30, 1-4 p.m.; West Sound Unity Church, Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-1757.

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

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


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


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.

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

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