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Calendar Jan. 7, 2011

Bremerton arborist Jim Trainer will present an illustrated talk on 10 of his favorite historical, culturally significant, or champion status trees from throughout Kitsap County at Kitsap Regional Library branches in Bremerton and Silverdale. The free events will include a book signing and sale of his new book,  “Kitsap Trees,” with fifty percent of the proceeds benefiting the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. The Silverdale Library will host Trainer Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. The Downtown Bremerton Library will host him at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12. - Courtesy photo
Bremerton arborist Jim Trainer will present an illustrated talk on 10 of his favorite historical, culturally significant, or champion status trees from throughout Kitsap County at Kitsap Regional Library branches in Bremerton and Silverdale. The free events will include a book signing and sale of his new book, “Kitsap Trees,” with fifty percent of the proceeds benefiting the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. The Silverdale Library will host Trainer Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. The Downtown Bremerton Library will host him at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12.
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Kitsap Jayhawkers:

Kitsap Jayhawkers meet Saturday, Jan. 8, at The Airport Diner at the Bremerton National Airport, 8830 State Highway 3 SW, Port Orchard, at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will play white elephant bingo, so bring your “unwanted treasures” and get ready to enjoy a cheerful, fun time. This is a great opportunity for “native Kansans” to meet and share experiences of living in The Sunflower State. New members are always welcome. Call Doris Rice for more information, (360) 792-9151.

AD/HD support group:

“How to maintain your self-esteem through thick and thin” will be presented by Rich Buckham, Ph.D. 7 p.m. Jan. 11 to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group. Buckham is a marriage and family therapist at Peninsula Psychological Center with several locations in Kitsap County, including Silverdale. Discussion will follow and all are welcome. There is no charge and no advance sign-up needed. The group meets at Group Health in Silverdale,10452 Silverdale Way. Enter through the Urgent Care doors and follow the CHADD signs. For further information, please call Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922. For more information about Northwest CHADD and AD/HD go to www.nwchadd.org

Kitsap Audubon Society:

“Urban Raptors: Re-wilding our Neighborhoods and Lives,” will be presented by Stan Rullman at the next Kitsap Audubon Society meeting, Thursday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Poulsbo Library, lower level. Rullman has just completed a six-year research project studying both diurnal (daytime) and nocturnal (nighttime) raptors along Seattle’s urban-to-wildland gradient. For more information go to www.kitsapaudubon.org or call (360) 692-8180.

Women of Achievement Recognition Luncheon:

Nominations for the the YWCA of Kitsap County’s 22nd Women of Achievement awards are available at the YWCA Community Center, 905 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton. Online forms may be downloaded at www.ywcakitsap.org. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 4. Proceeds from the luncheon will directly benefit YWCA programs that provide supportive services for domestic violence survivors and their children. If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the YWCA at (360) 479-0522 or email info@ywcakitsap.org. The award recognition luncheon takes place Tuesday, April 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside.

Bremerton Ferry Bloodmobile:

Bremerton Ferry Bloodmobile will be at the Bremerton Transit Center Friday, Jan. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will be closed 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. After donation, blood is separated into three blood components, platelets, red cells and plasma and can be used by three different patients. Blood donated to the Puget Sound Blood Center is distributed to over 70 hospitals and clinics in western Washington.

USA Dance Kitsap:

USA Dance Kitsap holds chapter dances the third Saturday of each month at the Masonic Temple of Bremerton, 878 Fifth St., Bremerton. Lessons are held 7 to 8 p.m., when the dance starts. The dance ends at 11 p.m. Admission: $7 for members, $10 for general public. Normal dress code is “dressy casual” for monthly dances and semiformal for the group’s January dance, held Jan. 15. Live music will be provided by Napu. The 7 p.m. lesson is tango with Doug Henry. The dances are open to individuals as well as couples. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. More information at (360) 662-8924 or www.usadancekitsap.org.

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