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Calendar from Nov. 24

TUESDAY 27

COLLEGE INFO: Find out how to transfer college credits to Western Washington University’s human services degree program in Bremerton during a College Transfer Fair Nov. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Olympic College-Bremer Student Center. Details are on the Web www.wwu.edu/bremerton. Contact hsp.bremerton@wwu.edu or Lilla Weisberger at (360) 475-7265 for more information.

KEDA: The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) will present a Kitsap 20/20 Update: “Our Vision, Our Actions” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside. The event will feature Bill Stewart and Lynn Longan of CTED (Washington Community, Trade and Economic Development) who will describe Governor Gregoire’s 10-year economic development plan “Next Washington” and how Kitsap 20/20 fits into that plan.

Attendees include local, regional and state public officials, business owners and executives, media and economic analysts, 20/20 working group members and partners. Those in attendance will receive an overview of activities and 2008 action plans based on the Kitsap 20/20 vision document. KEDA Initiative working group participants will be positioned around the room for attendees to visit with and ask specific questions about activities and outcomes.

The cost is $25 per person. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Space is limited. Registration is online at: www.kitsapeda.org or call (360) 377-9599.

THURSDAY 29

BELLRINGER GOLF: Land Title Company’s 18th Annual Bellringer Golf Classic will be on Nov. 29 at Kitsap Golf and Country Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Registration costs $50 per person. Information: Jackie at Land Title Company (360) 698-9432 x 245.

BARIATRIC SURGERY: The Swedish Weight-Loss Surgery Program is offering a free informational session on bariatric surgery from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside. Information: (206)215-2090.

UPCOMING

PET CPR: The American Red Cross is offering a Pet First Aid class on Dec. 1. The course is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Red Cross office at 811 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. The class participants will learn about symptoms and care for common ailments, instructions on creating your own pet first aid kit and CPR practice on pet manequins.

The class fee is $38. Pre-registration is required. Call (360) 377-3761 ext 10200 to register.

PRE-CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Ebenezer AME Choir will present a pre-Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at 902 Park Ave. in Bremerton. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fellowship.

LUPUS SUPPORT: The annual Lupus Support Group Christmas party will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Angel’s Home Style Buffet on 4111 Wheaton Way, East Bremerton on Dec. 1. Please bring a wrapped $5 - $10 gift for a fun gift exchange. RSVP: Teri at (360) 613-2538, Jill at (360) 698-0186 or Deborah at (360) 598-1570.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Quality vendors needed for the Second Annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Knights on Tour to be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Mountain View Middle School on Perry Avenue. Vendor tables start at $25 with proceeds from table rentals to benefit all Bremerton High School choir, band and orchestra students attending the Heritage Music Festival in Pasadena in the spring of 2008. For more information or to rent a table contact: (360) 479-3944 or (360)475-0082. Please no calls after 9 p.m.

SBDC: The Small Business Development Center – Olympic College (SBDC-OC) is planning an anniversary event on Monday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton, to celebrate its third year of building and supporting business in Kitsap and Mason Counties.

HOLIDAY WREATHS: The Altrusa Club of Kitsap can arrange to have a beautiful deluxe evergreen wreath (noble fir, cedar and white pine with juniper berries and pinecones) shipped UPS anywhere in the continental United States (the lower 48) for $34.

Proceeds will help restock local food bank shelves after the holidays. Our goal is to raise $2,500 for Kitsap Food Banks. Wreath orders will be accepted through Dec. 5. Contact Julie at (360) 692-1650 or at jpounds-bsa@qwest.net to place your order.

MCTAKEOVER: The West Hills Elementary School PTA is having a McTakeover at the Kitsap Way McDonald’s between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 5.

MOAA: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America, in conjunction with the Retired Officers Wives Association will hold its annual Christmas luncheon on Dec. 12 at the Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton.

A social hour will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The Navy Band Northwest Holiday Brass Ensemble will provide entertainment.

Reservations are required to be made earlier than usual. Please call your normal reservation contact (either MOAA or ROWA, not both!) no later than Dec. 1.

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 Capt. Larry Gudbranson SC USN (Ret) at (360) 871-3159 before Dec. 1.

ONGOING

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 Doug_St@netzero.com.

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