HELP THE HUNGRY: Empty Bowl Supper to benefit the Bremerton Foodline; Sat. Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m.; Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 S. Summit Ave., Bremerton; $10 per person. Info: Angela at (360) 377-2354.

DANCE OF THE BELLIES: Troupe Mohin Moon to host a Halloween Belly Dance Hafla featuring local Middle-Eastern dancers for a family friendly event; Sat., Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m.; Comfort Inn meeting room, 3721 Kitsap Way, Bremerton; free. Info: or (360) 394-2443.

CARNIVAL FUN: Kids Carnival to feature games, prizes and snacks for all; Sat., Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m.; Irene’s School of Dance, 3390 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale; play up to 10 games for $5. All proceeds benefit Dance Arts Theatre dancers who are raising money to attend a workshop and competition in New York City.

TRICK OR TREAT: Bremerton retirement communities and health care facilities will simultaneously open for pre-Halloween fun; Sat., Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. The Bremerton Trick or Treat Trail will offer treats, games, costume prizes and other activities. Children younger than 12, along with their parents, are invited. For locations and info: (360) 373-8551.

GIVE TREES A FUTURE: Join Nature Conservancy staff and other volunteers to help plant 100 young conifers at a restoration site at the Conservancy’s new Dabob Bay property near Quilcene; Sat., Oct. 24, 10 a.m. meet at park-and-ride near the site and carpool, return to cars by 3:30 p.m. Info or to sign up: Barbara French at or (206) 343-4345, ext. 361.

HIGHER LEARNING: Informational session on obtaining an environmental studies degree from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment; Sat., Oct. 24, 10 a.m.; Olympic College Poulsbo, Room 109. Info: or (360) 417-6521.

TO THE SKY: Kitsap Mall and the Olympic Astronomical Society are hosting a free Astronomy Day where children of all ages and adults can learn how to find constellations visible that evening, hear legends and interesting facts, and view the Moon, Jupiter and deep-space objects.; Sat., Oct. 24, all day with a 6 p.m. telescope viewing outside; 10315 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-2555.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 (future dates as well), 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info:

BECOME A CUB SCOUT: Boy Scout Pack 4510 is having a pack meeting to celebrate individual Cub Scout accomplishments and have lots of fun; Tues., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.; LDS Chapel, 2225 Perry Ave., Bremerton; all families are welcome and new boys are accepted at any time; participation is free. Info: Cubmaster Annie Bonner at (360) 782-1168.

SALES 101: “Meet Your Ultimate Sales Force Premier Sales and Business Event” featuring keynote speaker Michael Norton, president of the Ziglar Corporation, and 12 authors who will discuss a variety of business topics, from debt management to sales skills and goal setting; Wed., Oct. 28; Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside; free and open to the public. RSVP or info: or (360) 710-1374.

LEGISLATORS SPEAK: Olympic College Legisla-tive Forum to feature senators and representatives from the 23rd, 26th and 35th legislative districts; Thurs., Oct. 29, 7 p.m.; Bremer Student Center, Olympic College Bremerton campus. Info: or

WYA HAUNTS: Washington Youth Academy presents the family friendly Haunted Academy; Fri. and Sat., Oct. 30 and 31, 7-8 p.m.; 1200 Union Ave. West, Bremerton; donations are welcome and go toward students’ projects. Info:

WALK TO FIGHT HUNGER: Kitsap County CROP Hunger Walk to help end hunger locally and globally with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Central Kitsap Food Bank, Bremerton Foodline and Port Orchard Helpline; Sat., Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-noon; Evergreen Park Shelter No. 6, Bremerton. Info: Sibylle Palmer at (360) 782-1223.

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN: Girl Scouts of Western Washington is hosting a Family Friendly Fall Carnival and Monster Bash masquerade ball featuring a haunted house, costume contest, prizes, trick-or-treating, games and more; Sat., Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m.; Girl Scout Program Center, 1600 NE Winters Road, East Bremerton; free admission. Tickets for games, haunted house and ball available at the door, though, receive five free tickets by donating flu kits for the Salvation Army containing mini-hand sanitizer, hospital masks, plastic Ziploc bags, latex gloves, throat lozenges and anti-bacterial hand wipes. Info: (360) 698-6571.

AWAKEN THE ENERGY: “The Awakening Message” — a workshop presented by Sound Spirit at Suquamish UCC Church with guest speaker Fritz Hull (of Whidbey Institute) who articulates a new hope-filled vision and energy that are entering the world; Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 18732 Division St., Suquamish; $100. Pre-registration required:, (360) 598-4434 or by Oct. 28.

MEET THE ELKS: The Bremerton Elks are hosting an “Autumn Festival for the Tall Elks” open house for their Kitsap neighbors featuring a question-and-answer period and fall treats; Sun., Nov. 1, 1:15 p.m.; Bremerton Elks Lodge, 4131 NE Pine Road.

BACK TO NORWAY: Lutefisk Dinner and Bazaar to feature Norwegian atmosphere and foods; Sun., Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Bremerton Sons of Norway Oslo Lodge, 1018 18th St.; adults, $20; children 6-12, $5., cash or check only. Reservations not required.

WYA OPEN HOUSES: Washington Youth Academy, a free federal- and state-funded residential and post-residential program for 16-19 year olds who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out, is hosting open houses for prospective youth and their families; Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.; 1207 Carver St., Bremerton. RSVP or info: (877) 228-8947, (360) 473-2615, (360) 473-2617 or

RESPONSIBLE OWNERS: Animal Rescue Families is offering spay/neuter certificates from 10 a.m.-noon every Sunday at Petco in Bremerton during October; certificates are good for cats and dogs older than 3 months and dogs must be less than 100 pounds and younger than 7 years old; limit four per family; $20 co-pay for each, cash only.

SOUL CONNECTIONS: Spiritual discussion group discusses various topics such as reincarnation, life after death, healing and more; third Sunday of each month, 2-3:30 p.m.; Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo; and the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St. Info or topic suggestion: or (360) 830-0193.

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


LADY DEMS: Kitsap County Democratic Women to have a no-host buffet luncheon and discussion of the pending health care legislation; Wed., Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.; AA China Buffet restaurant, 3583 Wheaton Way, Bremerton; all Kitsap residents are welcome to attend. Info: or Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.

KAPO MEETS: Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners’ monthly dinner to focus on “Taking Back Our Land” and “Growth Management: Property Rights and Wrongs” featuring guest speaker Brian Hodges, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation; Thurs., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.; AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way; $10.80 for dinner buffet. No reservations required. Info: Vivian at (360) 710-8560 or

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., Nov. 10 and 24, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

First Aid — Thurs., Nov. 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $36.

CPR and First Aid Review — Fri., Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38.

CPR Child and Infant Only — Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $38.

Adult CPR and First Aid — Sat., Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid — Sat., Nov. 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bainbridge Island Fire Department; Sun., Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bremerton; $70.

Four-hour HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention — Thurs., Nov. 5, 5-9 p.m.; $38.

Seven-hour HIV/AIDS Prevention — Sun., Oct. 25 and Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $65.

CPR For The Professional Rescuer — Sat., Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $74.

Babysitter Training — Sat., Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $30.

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