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Calendar from March 22, 2008
ICE SKATING: The “Glory Bound: Tribute to America Ice Show” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bremerton Ice Center, located at 1950 Homer Jones Drive. Tickets are $10 adult, $8 military, seniors and students, and free for children under five. Information: call (360) 479-7465.
EASTER EGG HUNT: American Legion Post No. 149 is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Forest Ridge Park. Five-thousand stuffed plastic eggs will be hidden in the forest. The Easter Bunny will be present and available for pictures — rain or shine. The park is located at Park-Summit Ave. on 1st Street. Information: call (360) 373-8983.
EASTER EGG HUNT: The Eagles and the Elks will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m. Ages toddler thru 10 are welcome and candy prizes will be available. The Eagles pay half the cost of this event and have a number of volunteers run it. The event will be at the Elks Lodge on Pine Road in Bremerton.
COLLEGE INFO: Olympic College Bremerton will host the 2008 Spring Tour for area high school students from 9 a.m. to noon. College and university representatives from seventeen Washington state colleges and universities will be attending. Students may attend four college presentations in designated Olympic College classrooms during this time frame. The opening session begins at the Bremer Student Center and is free to everyone who attends.
SEA GRANT: Jeff Adams is the Washington Sea Grant Marine Water Quality field agent for Kitsap County. He will talk about Washington Sea Grant’s activities and share a few items about shorelines and the plants, algae and animals that live there — those that should be there (natives) and those that shouldn’t (invasives). Adams will speak from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Norm Dicks office conference room on the fifth floor of the Norm Dicks Center. Questions and discussion will follow.
PROA: The Puget Rental Owner’s Association will hold its Monthly Dinner Meeting Seminar at AA China Buffet, located at 3583 Wheaton Way, Bremerton. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., President’s comments at 6:45 p.m. The guest speakers will be from the Attorney General’s Office. For more information, call (360) 479-1683. All rental owners and the general public are invited to attend.
MOAA LUNCHEON: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America will hold its monthly meeting at the Elks Lodge, located at 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. A social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Guest speakers will be Lindy Dosher, Museum Curator, and Cynthia Richards, operations and marketing Coordinator, for both the Puget Sound Navy Museum and the Naval Undersea Museum. They will discuss new exhibits and marketing plans for the Bremerton Navy Museum.
PUBLIC MEETING: This meeting is to get community feedback on the Ferry Finance study and current operational issues. David Moseley, the new head of Ferries is planning to be there. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 31 at the Norm Dicks Government Center, located at 345 6th St., Bremerton.
KCAA: Don Stuart, Pacific Northwest States Director, American Farmland Trust, will speak on the topic of “Saving the Land that Sustains us.” Stuart’s discussion is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 1 at the Norms Dicks Government Center Auditorium, located at 345 6th St., Bremerton. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Suzanne Tompkins, KCAA at (206) 367-8997.
DAHLIA SOCIETY: The Kitsap County Dahlia Society will host its annual tuber sale on April 4 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a new location — the Crystal Grange, located at 2160 Paulson Road between Central Valley Road and Brownsville Hwy. Dahlia tubers also will be sold on April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kitsap Saddle Club, located at 1470 Saddle Club Road, Port Orchard. For more information, call Pat at (360) 698-0123 or visit the Web at www.kitsapdahlias.org.
NAACP: The NAACP Bremerton Branch Freedom Fund Program that was set for Feb. 14 has been rescheduled to April 5. The event will be held at the Norm Dicks Government Center located in Bremerton. Information: Juanita Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CELEBRATION: The 35th Annual African Tea Celebration, presented by Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, is April 6 at 902 Park Ave., Bremerton. A program, fashion show and delicious food will be available for guests. Donations accepted. Information: call (360) 373-1063.
BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society will host gardening classes April 7 “Growing Fruit in Your Own Backyard,” with Joe Machcinski; and May 5 “Growing Nutritious and Productive Vegetables in the Puget Sound Region, with Chris Smith.” Information: call Jim at (360) 405-6423.
NAVY LEAGUE: The monthly luncheon for the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the Bangor Plaza. A group of veterans from Oregon have recently completed restoration of PT boat and will serving as the guest speakers at the luncheon. The public is invited to attend, but must make reservations and enter only through the Main Gate off Luoto Road. Call Concurrent Technologies Corporation, (360) 782-5500, no later than April 1. Cost is $15 per person.
BENEDICT HOUSE: Richard Lemieux will provide the keynote speech at the second annual Benedict House Breakfast from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at the Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church. Breakfast is free and guests are invited to make a contribution to the Benedict House. Information: contact Carol Brown at email@example.com.
PROPERTY OWNERS: The Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton will sponsor the Spring 2008 Property Owners & Managers Conference, scheduled for May 15. The event is free and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center, located at 345 6th St. in Bremerton. Please RSVP by contacting Adonis Newkirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 616-2236.
CHORUS REHEARSALS: Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines will host chorus rehearsals every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St., Bremerton. Women of all ages interested in barbershop style singing are welcomed to join. Information: call Kathy at (360) 297-8414 or visit the Web at www.kitsappines.org.
CHESS: The Kitsap County Chess Club will host games at the downtown Bremerton library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the month of March. Information: call (360) 377-3955.
FINANCIAL AID: Olympic College will host “Financial Aid 101” every Wednesday in March. Meetings are at 5-6 p.m. at the Students Entry and Advising Center, in the Haselwood Library on the OC Bremerton campus. Information: call (360) 475-7160.
FARMERS MARKET: The Bremerton Farmers Market is seeking vendors for its 2008 market season, including farmers and artisans, as well as musicians to perform at the market. The season will run every Thursday, May 15 through Oct. 9, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Seaside Community Church at Evergreen Park. Information: contact Tiffany at (360) 621-5934 or email@example.com. Application packets can be found on the Web, www.bremertonmarket.com.
ART: Collective Visions Gallery will host spring shows from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during the month of April. A reception for Lesley Kabelac’s work, April’s featured artist, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. April 4 at the gallery, located at 331 Pacific Ave. Bremerton. For complete listings, gallery and artist info, visit collectivevisions.com.
TAX COUNSELING: The IRS and AARP jointly sponsor a program staffed by volunteers to electronically prepare and file income tax returns at no cost to the taxpayers. Although intended for elderly and low-income families, no taxpayer will be turned away. Note however, taxpayer’s returns requiring the reporting of significant business income or any loss, or any rental income are beyond the scope of this program. Tax-Aide volunteers are prepared to handle all 2007 tax law changes.
Taxpayers must bring a photo identification, documents verifying the Social Security numbers of all persons on the tax return and all 2007 tax documents, such as statements of income from wages, retirement, social security, interest and or dividends. It is advisable to bring a checkbook to provide account numbers for electronic funds transfer and a copy of the 2006 return for comparison purposes. If in doubt about the paperwork, bring it all and let us sort it out.
Please plan to arrive early. We try not to begin preparation of a new return during the last half hour before closing time.
Tax-Aide Sites- Feb. 1 through April 15:
Westpark Community Center
76 Russell Road, Bremerton
Monday and Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.
1300 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
Tuesday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sheridan Park Center
680 Lebo Blvd. Bremerton
Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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