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The Laugh for Life comedy show starring comedians Charlie Wiener and The Great Cris will be a benefit for local efforts in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life annual fundraiser.

The Laugh for Life event — founded by comedian Cris Larsen to help in the fight against cancer — marks the final Northwest tour for veteran performer Wiener. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at McCormick Woods. Advance tickets are available for $25 online through Brown Paper Tickets, and tickets at the door cost $30.

For group sales of eight tickets or more, call (360) 551-1129.


Nov. 5

The Port Orchard Post Office will be holding its annual fall food drive Nov. 5 to benefit the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank. This will be the 18th consecutive year for the food drive, which is held solely in the South Kitsap postal delivery area and not affiliated with the national food drive held in the spring of each year.

Traditionally, some of the leanest times for food banks are just before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and in the early spring. This year is no different. The current economic conditions have created even greater demand on supplies.

Residents may put canned goods, baby foods or other nonperishable items in their mailboxes or in bags nearby for the carriers to pick up and deliver to Helpline. Nontraditional donations are also needed; items such as baby diapers, formula, cat food and dog food are always in demand. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Notices about the food drive notices will be mailed out, thanks to the support of several area businesses.


Halloween events



The Scream and Skate Haunted House is open tonight through Sunday night at Sk8Town, 1501 Piperberry Way SE in Port Orchard, as a benefit for the Kitsap Derby Brats junior roller derby team.

The haunted house will be open from 5-10 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for those who want to go skating and visit the haunted house, or $5 for the haunted house only.

For more information, call (360) 871-4765.



The Kitsap Live Steamers scale-model railroad club hosts its annual Ghost Train run Saturday at Kitsap Regional Park, on Jackson Avenue near Lund Avenue in Port Orchard.

This event is a benefit for the Kitsap Foster Care Association and a community event for families. From 4-8 p.m. children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy fun activities in the park, which will be populated by spooky Halloween vignettes sponsored by community or business groups.

Tickets will be available for purchase to ride the Ghost Train. For more information,

check the club’s website at www.kitsap



The Lighthouse Restaurant in Port Orchard is putting a pet-friendly spin on Halloween with a “Yappy Howl-o-Ween” party from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant, 429 Bay St.

The party will include several different costume contests for pooches and people, door prizes, and bobbing for tennis balls. The costume competition will start at 3 p.m. and will include contests for: prettiest; scariest; most creative; best dog/human category; and best in show. All donations will go to the Kitsap Dog Parks. For more information, email, or call (360) 551-6266.



The Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and over to a Halloween lunch on Monday. Lunch will be served at noon at several locations, including Village Green Apartments at 3888 Madrona Dr. SE in Port Orchard, and Burley Community Hall. The menu includes Creepy Coleslaw, Terrified Turkey Slice, Ghoulish Gravy, Monster Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Phantom Peas, Wicked Wheat Roll and Banshee’s Butterscotch Pudding. The suggested donation is $3, and reservations are required by today. For reservations, call (360) 377-8511.


Holiday bazaars



The Women in Mission group of Port Orchard United Methodist Church will hold its Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon on Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 725 Kitsap St. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., consisting of chili or soup with a roll, pie and beverage for $6.50. The bazaar will offer a variety of handmade holiday items. For more information, call (360) 876-3975.



Soroptimist International of Port Orchard will host its Holly Daze Craft and Gift Show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Towne Square Mall, 1700 SE Mile Hill Drive.

Suggested donation is $1 per person or one can of food for South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank.

The show will have 40-plus vendors who will feature handcrafted pottery, yard art, knitted items, glass art, baskets, embroidered rugs and bags, lavender products and more. Food will be available for sale at mall locations. For more information, contact Debbie Austin at (360) 871-0100 or, or Sharron King at (360) 871-1805 or


Nov. 4-5

Colby United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the church, at Southworth Drive and Harvey Street just southeast of where the Southworth Bridge is being replaced. The bazaar, which supports the church’s mission work, features an array of handcrafted gifts, decorations and baked goods. Lunch will be available both days.


Let us know about your event

If your group or organization is holding a holiday bazaar that you would like to have listed in our Calendar, please send information about the event by email to, or stop by the office at 2950 SE Mile Hill Drive to pick up a Calendar listing form.

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