Community

Calendar from March 1, 2008

SATURDAY 1

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

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 today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested parties should drive through the Nels Nelson Road NE entrance to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. For information, call (360) 337-7171 ext.11.

MONDAY 3

SOFTBALL: The Bremerton Girls Softball Association (BGSA) will hold softball and fastpitch registration from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Mountain View Middle School. No experience is required and girls ages 5-16 are encouraged to sign up. Information: (360) 479-4206.

BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society will host the first of a series of gardening classes called “Grow Your Own Food” at the Sylvan Way branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. The Class, “Seed Starting,” is free and starts at 6:30 p.m. Kim Schleis will be the hostess. Information: call Jim at (360) 405-6423.

TUESDAY 4

HISTORY CLUB: Manette History Club will meet at 1 p.m. in the Social Room of Manette Community Church, located at E. 13th St. and Hayward Ave. Robert Ulsh will speak on the historic Mosquito Fleet.

THURSDAY 6

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.

UPCOMING

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. Information: (360) 650-3308.

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. Kitsap CHADD meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church at 1111 NE Waaga Way.

ASK A PROFESSIONAL: The Altrua International Inc. Kitsap Club presents the second in a series of “Ask a Professional” programs, featuring Jackie Fojtik, Red Cross Youth Services Coordinator. The first event will be March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Yacht Club Broiler, located at 9226 Bayshore Dr. NW, Ste 102, Silverdale. RSVP to (360) 692-3519.

CONCERT: Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer performs cutting edge original music and arrangements with virtuosity and passion. His unique and powerful style bridges the gap between classical, contemporary pop/rock and world genres, connecting with audiences of all ages. Meyer will perform March 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Collective Visions Gallery, located at 331 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at the gallery, or via phone at: (360) 377-8327. Same-day tickets will cost $18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

COUNCIL MEETING: The next meeting of the City Council’s Planning Committee will be held Wednesday, March 19 at 3:00 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.

BUGS: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society will host gardening classes 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 more information, call Jim at (360) 405-6423.

PROPERTY OWNERS: The Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton will sponsor the Spring 2008 Property Owners & Managers Conference, scheduled for May 15. The event is free and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center, located at 345 6th St. in Bremerton. Please RSVP by contacting Adonis Newkirk at anewkirk@bremertonhousing.org or (360) 616-2236.

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

FARMERS MARKET: The Bremerton Farmers Market is seeking vendors for its 2008 market season, including farmers and artisans, as well as musicians to perform at the market. The season will run every Thursday, May 15 through Oct. 9, from

4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Seaside Community Church at Evergreen Park. For more information, contact Tiffany at (360) 621-5934 or bremertonmarket@gmail.com. Application packets can be found on the Web, www.bremertonmarket.com.

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.   

Please 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 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 12:30 p.m. 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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As your community newspaper, the Patriot invites all service organizations, community groups and others with community events upcoming to send us an e-mail at editor@bremertonpatriot.com or give us a call at (360) 782-1581, so we can let everyone know what’s going on.

Ongoing events like group meetings will be included in the “Ongoing” part of the calendar, which will appear on as space allows basis. Everything else will be listed by date or as “Upcoming.”

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