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MUSIC TO THE EARS: Olympic College presents its Winter Concert featuring special guests Paul Roy, organist, and Laird Thornton, soloist, as well as a wind ensemble, chamber choir and concert choir; Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Sylvan Way Baptist Church, 900 Sylvan Way, Bremerton; admission is free and open to the public.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW: Ish Vintage Clothing & Costume is hosting a holiday art and craft show showcasing jewelry, art, photography, sewn creations and other handmade goodies from local artists; Fri., Dec. 4, 5–9 p.m.; 249 Fourth St.; enjoy food, art and sounds of the season by Espiritu el Troubadour. Info: Collette Jones at (360) 479-4755 or collette@ishvintage.com.

SING IT: The Puget Soundsters, a popular choral group, performs the sounds of Christmas; Fri., Dec. 4, 7 p.m.; West Sound Unity, 1712 Trenton Ave., Bremerton; tickets available at the door.

NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE: Peninsula Dance Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” ballet; Fri. and Sat., Dec. 4 and 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 6, 3 p.m. (“Nutcracker Tea Party” 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday only); $25, reserved seating; $18, adults festival seating; $14, children, 11-18, and seniors, 65 and older, festival seating; $12, children. Info. or to purchase tickets: Bremerton Dance Center, 515 Chester Ave., (360)377-6214 or www.peninsuladancetheatre.org.

GOODIES FOR A CAUSE: Bake Sale and Bazaar, sponsored by the Women of First Lutheran Community Church, with part of the proceeds to benefit Kitsap Community Resources; Sat., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; First Lutheran Community Church, Port Orchard.

LADY DEMS PARTY: The Kitsap Democratic Women will have a holiday luncheon featuring entertainment by The Country Capers Duo-Celtic Fiddlers; Sat., Dec. 5, 11 a.m.; Ambrosia Catering Company, 4954 State Highway 303 NE, Bremerton; $20. Info or RSVP: Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042 or www.kitsapdemocraticwomen.org. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring personal and feminine hygiene and paper products to be donated to Bremerton Foodline and StandUp For Kids.

CHRISTMAS WONDER: Encore Communities (Clearbrook Inn, Country Meadows and Northwoods Lodge) presents The Wonder of Christmas featuring a live nativity scene, carolers, free pictures with Santa, life-size gingerbread houses, refreshments and more; Sun., Dec. 6, 4-6 p.m.; 2321 Schold Place NW, Silverdale. Info: (360) 692-1228.

OH CHRISTMAS TREE: Tracyton will celebrate its 50th annual Christmas tree lighting featuring a Victorian brass ensemble, Santa, who will arrive on a fire engine, and refreshments; Sun., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.; the tree located in front of Tracyton Methodist Church, 5153 Naomi St.

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE: Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area to host a Happy Holidays Marketplace featuring gifts, food, jewelry and fun ideas for the holidays; Thurs., Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m.; Girl Scouts Peninsula Program Center, 1600 NE Winters Road, East Bremerton (off State Route 303). Info: Deborah at (360) 475-3733 or sigreaterbremertonarea@soroptimist.net.

ONLINE ALTERNATIVE: Meet and greet for parents and students interested in Insight School of Washington — a tuition-free, full-time, diploma-granting online public high school, available statewide; Sat., Dec. 12, 3-4:30 p.m.; Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Place, Suite 101, Silverdale; free and open to the public.

HUMANITIES FORUM: Humanities Washington is hosting a forum on its programs and how the organization can better serve the community; Mon., Dec. 14, 2-3:30 p.m.; Kitsap County Historical Society, 280 Fourth St., Bremerton. Info or RSVP: chris@humanities.org or (206) 682-1770.

GET THE SKINNY: Lap-Band information seminar on the FDA-approved minimally invasive surgery available at Harrison Medical Center; Mon., Dec. 14 and 28, 5:30 p.m.; Orchid Room, Harrison Silverdale; free. Pre-registration required: (866) 722-6363. Info: www.pacsurgical.com/events.htm.

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: LoriLinda12@aol.com 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.

Meetings

AD/HD HELP: Group Health pediatrician Dr. Ed Fahy will discuss “AD/HD 101” to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group; Tues., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; (new meeting location) Group Health Cooperative classroom, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Info: Lynn at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry at (360) 697-3922.

ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE: Kitsap Audubon Society to feature “The Wildlife of Sub-Antarctic South Georgia Island” presented by naturalist and birder, Jim Danzenbaker; Thurs., Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo Library; public welcome. Info: (360) 692-8180.

MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America, along with the Retired Officers’ Wives Association, are hosting their holiday luncheon; Wed., Dec. 16, 11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. Info or RSVP: (360) 871-3159 by Dec. 5.

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. Free reservation: Dave at (360) 478-7089 or Harriscd.wa@comcast.net.

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