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Rotary Mardi Gras event (Bling a Bra)

This will be your Friday Afternoon Club heads up a little early. The Rotary Club of South Kitsap plans a “Bay Street Bash” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Port Orchard Pavilion, 701 Bay St.

The Mardi Gras-style event features casino games, a light Cajun-style dinner and activities. There’s a no host bar.

Tickets are $40.

The Rotary Club hosts exchange programs and has scholarships for local students, as well as international feeding programs and disaster relief. The club is involved with a mission to help Kenyan villages get clean water and sanitation.

“Here in Port Orchard we take life’s basic necessities for granted, but for much of the world such things are an everyday struggle”, said club President Kyle Morkert. “We hope the good folks in South Kitsap and throughout the region will join with us to make a difference through this fun and exciting fundraiser.”

In conjunction with the Bay Street Bash, MoonDogs, Too will host a “Bling a Bra” event. This a is widely used type of fundraiser for breast cancer, according to MoonDogs owner Darryl Baldwin.

Individuals and businesses can decorate bras; the respective entry fees are $10 and $25. The glamorous bras will be on display at MoonDogs from Friday through March 3, when the winner in each category will be announced. Votes cost $1 apiece and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

The individual winner will get a Victoria’s Secret basket. The business category winner will receive a plaque from MoonDogs at this year’s Relay for Life, set for June 1 through 2. This is MoonDogs’ third year to participate in South Kitsap Relay for Life.

Heads Up: Thanksgiving at MoonDogs

Well now, ya can’t beat this deal. For the fourth year in a row, Darryl Baldwin and the staff of MoonDogs Too will host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $1. Baldwin and his staff have put on the spread – cooked on site and featuring local meats, produce and breads – since 2007.

Proceeds go to South Kitsap Helpline, and yes, you can give more than $1 if you’re so moved. In fact, please do. Last year, MoonDogs raised more than $1,500 and collected more than 500 pounds of nonperishable food. (Due to Helpline’s move to the Port Orchard Nursery property, they can’t accept clothing this year.)

MoonDogs will be collecting donations for Helpline through Dec. 31.

In 2009, the dinner drew 350 guests. Baldwin is expecting 450 this year. “Every year we’ve doubled,” he said.

As we reported in 2009, volunteers from the community help make the buffet dinner a success. Baldwin has enough helpers for Thanksgiving, but he’s still recruiting volunteers for an encore Christmas dinner.

Oh, and if you need a ride to MoonDogs, just give the restaurant a jingle before the day of the dinner, and they’re make arrangements.

Thanksgiving dinner is 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at MoonDogs, Too, 714 Bay St., Port Orchard; (360) 895) 2300.

Chris Henry, reporter