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Calendar from Feb. 9, 2008

SATURDAY 9

BLACK HISTORY: “Soul of Black History” will be presented by Women’s Missionary Society of Ebenezer AME Church from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be song, dance, BBQ dinner and a historical monologue. Donation $20. Information: (360) 373-1063.

TUESDAY 12

NAVY LEAGUE: The monthly luncheon for the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Bangor Plaza (formerly called the Trident Ballroom, CMO) Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. Retired Navy Capt. Will Lent will be speaking on the “Battle of Leyte Gulf”, which is considered the most extensive sea battle in history. This was a real turning point of WWII in the Pacific.

The public is invited to attend, but must make reservations and enter only through the main gate off Luoto Road. Call Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) (360) 782-5500 no later than Feb. 6. The cost of the luncheon is $15/person.

CHADD: “Communication & AD/HD” will be presented by Bruce Weaber, MA, marriage and family therapist at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 to the Kitsap Branch of CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. There is no charge and no pre-sign up needed.

Kitsap CHADD meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church at 1111 NE Waaga Way. For information, call Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.

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. The first class will be on Feb. 12 with Laura Pittman-Hewitt discussing garden planning and soil preparation. Other classes include: Mar. 3 “Seed Starting,” with Kim Schleis; Apr. 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 more information, call Jim at (360) 405-6423.

FRIDAY 15

KITSAP QUILTERS: Kitsap Quilters will host “It’s Rainin’ Quilts” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 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.

UPCOMING

HEARING LOSS: The Hearing Loss Association will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 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.

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. Feb. 20. 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. For more information, please call (360) 478-7277 or visit www.cascadeliving.com.

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 at the meeting 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.

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.

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. 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 Source1300 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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