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Bremerton Community Calendar — Week of June 1

Monday, June 2

SCHOLARSHIP DINNER: On June 2 the Olympic College Foundation will award approximately $165,000 in scholarships to 85 new or continuing Olympic College Students at the 2008 Donors and Scholars Dinner at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton. Scholarship awards range from $200 to $3,000 per academic year for educational costs and will be presented to students at the dinner. The dinner is a celebration of Olympic College Foundation donors, as well as the student scholars. The event is by invitation only and approximately 300 guests will attend. For more information, please contact Joan Hanten, executive director at (360) 475-7120.

Tuesday, June 3

MANETTE HISTORY: The Manette History Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 3, in the Social Room of Manette Community Church, E. 13th Street and Hayward Avenue. The program will be “Manette Memories,” consisting of the recollections of everyone who has one to offer. This program replaces the original one.

Thursday, June 5

NAMI: The public is invited to hear speaker, Lori Bobo (Surviving and Thriving with Bipolar Disorder) at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Hazelwood Room at Kitsap Mental Health Services, 5455 Almira Drive in East Bremerton. Bobo will be discussing her struggle with bipolar disorder over the years, strategies that enable her to successully manage her disorder, challenges she faced during her first pregnancy, how to successfully navigate the mental health insurance system, and the importance of family support. Questions: call (360) 415-5800.

Upcoming

BOWLING PARTY: The staff, parents, and students at Armin Jahr will be having a Bowling for Bytes fund-raiser at the Bremerton Bowl on June 7. The fund-raiser begins at noon and proceeds from the bowl-a-thon will be used for purchasing new computers and document cameras. For information, contact Armin Jahr at (360) 473-4100.

PLANNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS: LifeSPAN will present its Good Life Workshop in Bremerton on June 7. LifeSPAN, a family directed, non profit organization, helps families future plan for their loved one with a disability. The workshop is free to participants. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Olympic Educational Services District building. Advance registration is required: http://www.lifespan-wa.org/forms/registration_good_life.htm or (360) 769-2220.

Ongoing

FARMERS MARKET: The Bremerton Farmers Market’s 2008 season will run every Thursday from 4-7:30 p.m. through Oct. 9. The market is in the parking lot of the Seaside Community Church, at Evergreen Park in Bremerton. Local farmers will be selling their homegrown produce and plant starts and artists will be offering their handmade works. Also, live entertainment, BBQ, new vendors products including homemade breads and sodas. Farmers needed. Info.: Tiffany, (360) 621-5934, bremertonmarket@gmail.com or www.bremertonmarket.com.

SWEET ADELINES: The Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines is always looking for new members. The group meets at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. It sings barbershop style and welcome women of all ages who like to sing. For information, please call Kathy at (360) 297-8414, or go to the Web site at www.kitsappines.org.

SPANISH IMMERSION: The Bremerton School District is currently accepting registration for its elementary Spanish immersion program. This year the district plans to offer this program to English–Speaking kindergarten and first grade students. The curriculum and instruction of this program is designed to help children become bilingual in English and Spanish. The current kindergarten teacher, Hortensia West, is allowing up to three adult classroom visitors per day on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to visit the classroom or have other questions about Spanish Immersion, contact Sue Shipley at sueaship@comcast.net or (360) 649-6445.

FUTURE FESTIVAL: Historic Port Gamble will be the setting for the greenest outdoor sustainability festival in Washington, Aug. 2-3. The Great Peninsula Future Festival will mix interactive displays of green concepts, products and services with family entertainment, live music, food and hand-made crafts. For a vendor kit e-mail: Info@GreatPeninsulaFutureFestival.org. Call (425) 788-7496 or visit www.GreatPeninsulaFutureFestival.org.

TRASH ART: The Great Peninsula Future Festival will feature a “Trash Art” Contest for children and adults. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Ages 10 and under; 11 to 16; and adults. The contest reflects the “sustainability” theme of the nonprofit outdoor festival, Aug. 2-3 in historic Port Gamble. Groups or individuals can enter artwork, sculptures, murals, etc., made from clean, sanitary trash — materials that would otherwise be recycled or discarded. Entries will be displayed during the two-day festival and prizes awarded Sunday afternoon, Aug. 3.

CHORUS REHEARSALS: Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines will host chorus rehearsals every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 1410 Ohio St., Bremerton. Women of all ages interested in barbershop style singing are welcomed to join. For more information, call Kathy at (360) 297-8414 or visit the Web at www.kitsappines.org.

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.

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