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MONDAY 13

LEARN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH: Karole Johnson will be facilitating a Mental Health information and process group at the Metropolis Gallery located at 318 N. Callow in West Bremerton. The group will be covering several aspects of mental health, including bio-chemical explanations (in layman’s terms), coping skills, and resources. The group will occur every 2nd and 4th Monday 3 – 4:30 p.m. A donation will be requested from participants to offset the costs associated with this meeting. Info: Call The Metropolis, at (360) 373-4079 leave your phone number, and Karole will return your call.

NARFE MEETS: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 E St. The Bremerton YMCA will present information about programs aimed at seniors. Info: Call Bill Powers at (360) 377-7917.

TUESDAY 14

NAVY LEAGUE LUNCH: The monthly luncheon for the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League will be 11:30 a.m. in the Bangor Plaza (formerly called the Trident Ballroom, CMO) Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. Captain Jon Kurtz, Commander Naval Magazine Indian Island, will serve as the guest speaker. All guests must RSVP and enter only through the Main Gate off Luoto Road. Reservations are required. Call Pioneer Services (360) 405-6336 no later than Thursday, Feb. 9. The cost of the luncheon is $12/person. Please consider joining our local Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League Council and help support the troops (http://brem-olympic.nlus.us).

THE COATS ARE COMING: West Sound Entertainment Association presents

The Coats. They have a four-voice chemistry that truly demonstrates the novelty and adaptability of a cappella music. Their repertoire spans the popular hits of over four decades, and includes everything from '50's doo-wop to jazz, country to ballads, and rap. They perform 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert reception at 6 p.m. at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St. Bremerton. Tickets: adult $20, under 18, $10. They are for sale at The Kitsap Mall information booth or Reid Real Estate, 3330 Kitsap Way.

WEDNESDAY 15

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pre-council study session: 5 –5:30 p.m. in Council Conference Room 603, general council business.

Call to order: 5:30 p.m. in meeting Chambers located on first floor

a. pledge of allegiance

b. invocation

Mayor’s report

Public recognition & announcements

Consent agenda

Claims & check register (#ab06-031)

Minutes of meeting – Feb. 8

Professional services agreement with Twiss Analytical Laboratories

Release of utility easement established by ordinance 2082

Budget adjustment for reassignment of the fire chief and director of financial services to pay band 22 on the management salary plan.

General business

Council member reports

Adjournment

THURSDAY 16

WSTPA: Whether you're a business owner, consultant, or technology professional, you don't want to miss this presentation!!! SQL 2005 helps you deliver mission-critical, process-driven applications you can develop and deploy more efficiently, and keep them in production at predictable performance levels. Join us at 5:30-7 p.m. at the Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library as we discuss a brief overview, system requirements, and discuss types and editions of this tool. There will be a monthly geek prize raffle, along with pizza and other refreshments. RSVP requested at info@wstpa.org. Cost: Free to WSTPA members; $5 for non-members

BUGS MEETING: The Bremerton Urban Garden Society will be hosting a community meeting at the Norm Dicks Government Center at 7 p.m. The topic of the meeting will be "Planning Your Spring Garden." There will be a seed swap included, so bring any extra seeds to trade and get new ones! Refreshments will be provided. Information: Tiffany, (360) 479-6578.

COUNCILS UNITE: Bremerton City Council members serving on the GMA Committee will be meeting for a joint study session with members of the Port Orchard City Council’s “County / City Committee” and Kitsap County Commissioner Jan Angel at 5 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room located on the Sixth floor of the Norm Dicks Government Center to discuss “Urban Growth Areas; Utilities in the South Kitsap Industrial Area; and Utility Provision and Urban Growth Boundaries.”

FRIDAY 17

GLUTEN INTOLERANCE: The Gluten Intolerance Group of Bremerton will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Harrison Hospital in the auditorium. Our speaker will be Yvonne Gifford of Glutenfreeda.com and Glutenfreeda Vacations. She will be discussing how to eat healthy on a gluten free diet. The public is welcome. Info: Call Sue Eliot at (360) 275-0171 or seliot@wavecable.com.

THE KING OF FISH: King of Fish author David Montgomery is scheduled to speak at the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group annual meeting. He offers a revealing and compelling account of the 1,000-year run of salmon. He will discuss aspects of his book detailing his study of the natural and human forces that shape the rivers and mountains of our region, and how the evolution and near extinction of salmon is a story of changing landscapes. The HCSEG Annual meeting is scheduled to take place 6-9 p.m. at the Mary E. Theler Community Center. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

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