Calendar from Jan. 19, 2008


CAREER SERVICES: Washington Reading Corps., Americorps program in Bremerton will host a career resource and job recruitment event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1201 Park Ave., in the KCR Head-start Building.


PUBLIC WORKS: Bremerton City Council’s Public Works Committee will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. in the Large Conference Room of the Olympus Public Works Facility located at 3027 Olympus Drive.


LIBRARY TRUSTEES: The Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Sylvan Way Library. Information: (360) 405-9100.


MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. Guest speaker at the meeting will be Dianne Canafax, president of All Things PawsAble, in Kingston. She will speak on animal rescue and training of service dogs. 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.

ROLLER DERBY: The Slaughter County Roller Vixens, Kitsap County’s premier roller- derby league, will host the second bout of their first season at Skateland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the bout starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be an afterparty at Skateland featuring live bands, free with admission to the bout. Skateland is located at 1740 NE Fuson Road, in Bremerton. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event for $15 (adults) or $10 (children 12 and under), or on the Web


CPR CLASSES: The American Red Cross serving King and Kitsap counties is sponsoring a free “CPR Saturday for Teens” at Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. “CPR Saturday for Teens” is geared toward students ages 12 to 18. Classes will be held throughout the day and upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive their CPR certification. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Questions and registration: Call (360) 377-3761 ext. 10205.


READERS GROUP: Downtown Bremerton Readers Group - Discussing: The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald. Meets at 5 p.m. Jan. 28 in the downtown Bremerton library.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE: The 14th annual Bremerton Parks and Recre-ation Daddy Daughter Dance will be from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Bremerton Sons of Norway Hall. Tickets are $15 per couple and $9 for each additional daughter. Tickets include a wrist corsage for daughters, light refreshments and door prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the parks and recreation office or by calling (360) 473-542 beginning Jan. 2.

KITSAP QUILTERS: Kitsap Quilters will host “It’s Rainin’ Quilts” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at President’s Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Information: (360) 373-4798.

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) 337-4724.


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 PREPARATION: Tax counseling requires classroom training, to be presented in early January and the successful completion of the IRS certification open book exam. There will be several Tax-Aide sites throughout the county to assist taxpayers from Feb. 1 to April 15, 2008. Volunteers are assigned to a site under the leadership of a local coordinator who also provides support for the unexpected questions that arise. The sites are open approximately eight hours each week. The tax-aides enter the taxpayers’ data on IRS supplied computers and the installed software performs all the required calculations. Tax-aide volunteers should be familiar with elementary computer data entry operations.

If you are interested in becoming tax wise and are willing to help your fellow man through this onerous task, please contact Doug Stauner at (360)692-4670 or

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