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Calendar from Feb. 23, 2008

SATURDAY 23

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

MONDAY 25

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

TUESDAY 26

PROA: The Puget Rental Owner’s Association monthly dinner meeting seminar will be held at AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way in East Bremerton. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., president’s comments at 6:45 p.m. Speakers will be a panel of landlords discussing the following topics: learning from other’s mistakes; creative ideas and strategies; and lively panel discussion. Call (360) 479-1683 for more information.

FRIDAY 29

THEATRE: Literacy Council of Kitsap presents “Homo Domesticus.” The play will be performed Feb. 29 and March 1. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at the Bremerton Community Theatre on Lebo Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are by donation. For information, call (360) 373-1539.

SATURDAY 1

SUPPORT GROUP: The Lupus Support Group will meet March 1 at Harrison Hospital, located at 2520 Cherry St., Bremerton. The meeting will be held in the conference room on the main floor. Family and friends are invited. For information, call Teri: (360) 613-2538, Jill: (360) 698-0186 or Deborah: (360) 598-1570.

UPCOMING

LIVESTOCK: The Kitsap Conservation District and Kitsap County Facilities Parks and Recreation Department are offering free, aged livestock manure for pickup. The event dubbed “Doo For You” is March 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested parties should drive through the Nels Nelson Road entrance to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (360) 337-7171 ext.11.

TEST PREP: Western Washington University offers online classes to help students prepare for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT exams. Students can improve test scores with self-guided, study at your own pace classes. Register by Feb. 29 to start classes in March. Information: (360) 650-3308.

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.” For information, call 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 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.

CHADD: “Intervention Strategies for the Family and Children with AD/HD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and other Anxiety Problems” will be presented by John Rarick, Ph.D., Peninsula Psychological Center on March 11 at 7 p.m. to the Kitsap Branch of CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. Kitsap CHADD meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church at 1111 NE Waaga Way.

COUNCIL MEETING: The next meeting of the City Council’s Planning Committee will be held Wednesday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in the DCD Conference Room located on the 6th floor of the Norm Dicks Government Center.

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 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the month of March. 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. 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.   

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.

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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