Library fundraiser, candidates’ workshop

Here are some events coming up this week in Port Orchard that you may want to take note of.

Candidates workshop, Thursday
The city of Port Orchard will host a candidates workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall, 216 Prospect St.
Anyone thinking about running for any local elected office can learn about how to file for office, rules for reporting campaign contributions and other information.
Filing week begins Monday. Check the Kitsap Sun on Sunday for a more detailed story on filing week.
For more information, contact the city clerk at (360) 876-4407.

Library renovation fundraiser
Last summer, a new roof. In September, the Port Orchard Library will undergo a major interior renovation.
The library will be closed Aug. 30 through Sept. 30, during construction.
The library will get new carpet, more nooks and crannies in which patrons can read or work on laptops, and repairs on downtrodden features, such as ceiling acoustical tile.
The whole project will cost $100,000, of which roughly $70,000 will come from Kitsap Regional Library’s capital budget. KRL officials have planned for more than a year for the project, according to Kathleen Wilson, branch manager.
The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation will provide up to $10,000, and the Port Orchard Friends of the Library will donate roughly $30,000.
Friends of the Library recently received a $1,000 donation from Kitsap Bank. Fred Meyer earlier donated $5,000. With these large donations, the Friends of the Library is about halfway to its goal.
Friends of the Library will hold a comedy night fundraiser featuring Dwight Slade at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clubhouse at McCormick Woods, 5155 McCormick Woods Dr. SW. Tickets, at $20 per person, are available through brownpapertickets.com, at the library or at the door.
Donations can be made at any Kitsap Bank branch or at the Port Orchard Library. For information, call 360-876-2224.

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