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Calendar from Feb. 16, 2008

SATURDAY 16

KITSAP QUILTERS: Kitsap Quilters will host “It’s Rainin’ Quilts” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at President’s Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The quilt show will have featured artists, a cafe, demonstrations, a quilt raffle, a merchants mall and more than 250 quilts on display. Information: (360) 373-4798.

HEARING LOSS: The Hearing Loss Association will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Silverdale Harrison Hospital (lower level Iris Room), 1800 NW Myhre Road. Bring your hearing loss challenges for a problem-solving discussion; relevant resources from the upcoming HLAA national convention will also be introduced. Meeting is amplified and will have an FM assistive listening system. Information: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or e-mail: jcallen@hearingloss-wa.org.

PFLAG: The Kitsap chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the Pride Foundation will host a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Inlaws & Outlaws at 7 p.m. today. The film, a collection of true stories about love and marriage, will be shown at the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4418 Perry Ave., Bremerton. This is a free screening, however donations will be accepted. Light refreshments will be provided and the filmmaker will be attending.

35TH DEMS: The 35th Legislative District Democrats are hosting PCO training and a “Meet the Candidates” event beginning at 5 p.m. at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 “E” St. in Bremerton. PCO Training is from 5-6 p.m. with a $20 spaghetti dinner from 6-7 p.m. and a “Meet the Candidates” forum at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 20

DEMENTIA SUPPORT: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton an Alzheimer’s and memory care community located 3231 Pine Road will host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group at 7 p.m. The support group will be held at The Willows at 3201 Pine Road and hosted by Ashley Gardens of Bremerton life enrichment director Janet Presley. This group is open to the public.

The group provides a forum to share information, resources and coping techniques for persons with dementia, their caregivers, family and friends. Information: (360) 478-7277 or visit www.cascadeliving.com.

FRIDAY 22

MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. Guest speaker will be CDR Michael Greenwalt, senior chaplain at the Bremerton Naval Hospital. He will recount his experiences as a chaplain in Iraq, and dealing with stress at the hospital. Membership in MOAA is open to those who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, NOAA, or their surviving spouses. Persons interested in attending should call Captain Larry Gudbranson SC USN (Ret) at (360) 871-3159 before Feb. 15.

UPCOMING

ISLAM: The Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present ISLAM- A Kitsap workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at 4418 Perry Ave. in Bremerton. Information: (360) 377-4724.

WEST SOUND READS: West Sound Reads presents critically-acclaimed bestselling author Lisa See at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25. This free, community event will be at the Olympic College Student Center, 1600 Chester Ave., in Bremerton.

BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society (BUGS) will be hosting a series of gardening classes called “Grow Your Own Food” at the Sylvan Way branch of the Kitsap Regional Library this winter and spring. Classes are free and start at 6:30 p.m. Classes include: March 3 “Seed Starting,” with Kim Schleis; 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: Jim at (360) 405-6423.

HUMAN SERVICES DEGREE: Complete your bachelor’s degree in Human Services through Western Washington University. Join a field that cares, challenges and changes lives. You are invited to attend an information session at 5 p.m. March 6 at Olympic College-University Quad. Details are on the Web at www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/HS/. Questions: Contact hsp.bremerton@wwu.edu or Lilla Weisgerber at (360) 475-7265.

ENVIRO STUDIES: Earn a B.A. or B.S. in environmental studies from Western Washington University’s award-winning Huxley College of the Environment. To learn more, visit with staff at an information table from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at Olympic College, Bremer Student Center. Questions: Contact Nancy Bluestein-Johnson at Nancy.Bluestein-Johnson@wwu.edu or (360) 417-6521. Program details are on the Web at www.huxleyonthepeninsulas.wwu.edu.

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 jbern009@odu.edu.

ONGOING

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 January. For information, call (360) 377-3955.

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.

Tax-Aide Sites- Feb. 1 through April 15:

Westpark Community Center

76 Russell Road, Bremerton

Monday and Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.

Work Source

1300 Sylvan Way, Bremerton

Tuesday 1 to 5 p.m., Friday 12:30 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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