Calendar from January 5, 2008


OPERA PREVIEW: Seattle Opera Preview “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo: A fatal love triangle in a small town in Italy will be presented by Norm Hollingshead at 2:15 p.m. at the Sylvan Way library in Bremerton. Info: Margaret at (360) 377-0973.


COLLEGE INFO: Earn your human services bachelor’s degree in Bremerton. 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 2 p.m. at Olympic College-University Quad. Details are at Questions: Contact or Lilla Weisgerber, (360) 475-7265.

PURLS OF WISDOM: Bring any small needlework and prepare to chat about books from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the downtown Bremerton library. Info: (360) 377-3955.


COLLEGE INFO: Complete your elementary education degree in Bremerton. Apply your associate’s or bachelor’s degree toward the requirements for teaching the elementary grades, without leaving the peninsula. Attend an information session on Western Washington University’s program at 6 p.m. at Olympic College. Questions: Contact Michael White at or call (360) 475-7269. Details at


READERS GROUP: Downtown Bremerton Readers Group – Discussing: The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald. Meets at 5 p.m. Jan. 28 in the downtown Bremerton library.

LIBRARY TRUSTEES: The Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Sylvan Way Library. Info: (360) 405-9100.

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. Info: (360) 373-4798.


CHESS: The Kitsap County Chess Club will host games at the downtown Bremerton library from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the month of January. Info, (360) 377-3955.

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. Volunteers are assigned to a site under the leadership of a local coordinator. If you are interested and are willing to help your fellow man through this onerous task, contact Doug Stauner at (360)692-4670 or

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The Bremerton Patriot has a calendar section, but sadly it resemble Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. It’s bare.

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 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.”

In order to make that happen, we need you, our faithful readers, to help us out. Simply put without you, it won’t be possible.