Women voters celebrating 50 years

BREMERTON — The Kitsap County Historical Society Museum will host the League of Women Voters’ 50-year celebration during the First Friday Art Walk today.

A program is planned for 6 p.m. with members of the group speaking about their history. The league completed a project organizing archives with the assistance of museum volunteers. A presentation of the archive will then be made to the museum.

The museum is located at 280 Fourth St. For more information, contact 360-479-6226.

Historical Society Museum sets workshop

BREMERTON — Kitsap County Historical Society Museum will host a workshop, “Assemblage” with artist Beth Dayton from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

Dayton will show how to create “time capsule” in the form of assemblage art. Other materials will be on hand to complete your project.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 children and $15 for a family. Reservations are encouraged.

Dayton is an assemblage artist living and working in Bremerton and received her bachelor’s in art history from University of California-Long Beach in 1969. She specializes in assemblage using vintage objects and Steampunk accessories for the home. Her articles and art are regularly featured in the Somerset art magazines.

The museum is located at 280 Fourth St. For more information, please contact (360) 479-6226.

Astronomical group at Olympic College

BREMERTON — The Olympic Astronomical Society will meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, at Olympic College Room Art 103.

The featured presentation is “Comets and the Oort Cloud.” A video “Jupiter and its Amazing Moons” will be shown. There will be a break for refreshments and discussion.

The OAS is a group of people interested in Amateur Astronomy. Visitors are welcome.  For information, call 360-265-5418.

I-502 forum schedule in Bremerton

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) has revised its Initiative 502 public forum schedule and venues to accommodate community interest, and added a meeting date in Bremerton.

The forum is Thursday, March 7, in the Kitsap Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. An open house with board and staff is from 6-8 p.m., followed by an overview of Board’s role in implementation and timeline. Public testimony is from 7:15-10 p.m.

Free tax workshop offered in Bremerton

BREMERTON — The Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 9-11 a.m., Thursday, March 7, at the Sheridan Park Community Center, Rooms B and C, 680 Lebo Blvd.

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations.

To register, visit the Department of Revenue Web site at or call (800) 647-7706.

Health and resource fair is March 9

The Port Orchard Lions Club will host a Community Health and Senior Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9, at the United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Kitsap and Sydney streets.

The event is sponsored by Stafford Suites and Gentiva Home Health Services.

Benefit dance set in Key Peninsula

VAUGHN — Legendary blues/rock band guitarist Jerry Miller and The Jerry Miller Band will perform at the Key Peninsula Civic Center from 8-11 p.m., March 9.

Miller is rated No. 67 of the top 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

The dance benefits the Key Peninsula Civic Center and the Key Peninsula Food Bank. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $15 per person.

Person who bring a non-perishable food item can receive a $2 off drink coupon.

Advance tickets are available at Sunnycrest Nursery and Blend Wine shop (both in Key Center) and at the door day of show. The Key Peninsula Civic Center is located at 17007 S. Vaughn Rd in Vaughn.

For more info go to or call 253-884-3937.

Acclaimed weaver coming to Key Peninsula March 9

VAUGHN — Internationally acclaimed weaver and author Cheryl Samuel will appear from 1-3:30 p.m. March 9, at the Key Peninsula Civic Center, located at 17010 S. Vaughn Road.

Samuel returns to the Key Peninsula for a week of Ravenstail workshops for weavers of all ages and levels.

Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased in advance online at and at Sunnycrest Nursery and Blend Wine Shop in Key Center. Tickets also will be available at the door.

The event is sponsored by the Two Waters Arts Alliance, a nonprofit arts organization based on the Key Peninsula.

For more information, go to To learn more about Cheryl Samuel, go to

Town Hall meeting set for March 14

Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes will conduct a Town Hall meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on March 14 in the Council Chamber, 216 Prospect St.

The mayor will update the community on current and upcoming projects in and around the city. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 360-876-4407.

Audubon meeting set March 14

POULSBO — The Kitsap Audubon will meet from 7-9 p.m. on March 14 in the lower level of the Poulsbo Library. Jamie Acker will present a program on owls on Bainbridge.

Acker will address his recently published paper documenting the decline of Western Screech Owl and tying that to the rapid expansion of the Barrel owl.

For more information, visit or (360) 692-8180.

Fundraiser to benefit Kitsap Community Food Co-op

BREMERTON — Kitsap Community Food Co-op will hold a Comedy Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. March 15, at the Cloverleaf Bar and Grill, 1240 Hollis St.

The family friendly event is a two-act comedy hosted by comedian Cris Larsen. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Seating is limited. Order tickets in advance at

For more information, call 360-813-1301 or email

Museum exhibit celebrating Black History Month

BREMERTON — The Kitsap County History Museum, 280 Fourth St., has new exhibit, “Uneasy Road: From Slavery to Freedom” commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The exhibit will run through March 30.

For more information, contact 360-479-6226.


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