Calendar from March 15, 2008


HEARING LOSS: A meeting to provide tips and demonstrations for people with hearing loss will be at 1 to 3 p.m. at Silverdale Harrison Hospital (Iris Room), located at 1800 NW Myhre Road. The meeting is amplified and will have an assistive listening system.

RELAY FOR LIFE: The Relay for Life Fundraiser is from noon to 9 p.m. at Badda Boom Badda Bing, downtown Bremerton. The event will be hosted by Badda Bing Badda Boom and HRSCNW-Hoofers. The public is invited. For information, call (360) 697-4176.


ALZHEIMER’S: Ashley Gardens at Bremerton, an Alzheimer’s and memory care community, will host an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group at 7 p.m. The support group will be held at The Willows at 3201 Pine Road and hosted by Ashley Gardens Life Enrichment Director Janet Presley. This group is open to the public at no cost.


CHUCKWAGON: Celebrate Easter with a delicious lunch, featuring ham with raisin sauce at all Thursday dining locations. Call for directions. Reservations required at one day in advance at (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511. Seniors age 60 and over welcome. $3 suggested donation.


ICE SKATING: The “Glory Bound: Tribute to America Ice Show” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bremerton Ice Center, located at 1950 Homer Jones Drive. Tickets are $10 adult, $8 military, seniors and students, and free for children under five. For information, call (360) 479-7465. Another performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 22.

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 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Collective Visions Gallery, located at 331 Pacific Ave., 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.


EASTER: The Eagles and the Elks will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m. March 23. Ages toddler thru 10 are welcome and candy prizes will be available. The Eagles pay half the cost of this event and have a number of volunteers running the event. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge on Pine Road in Bremerton.

COLLEGE INFO: Olympic College Bremerton will host the 2008 Spring Tour for area high school students from 9 a.m. to noon on March 25. College and university representatives from seventeen Washington state colleges and universities will be attending. Students may attend four college presentations in designated Olympic College classrooms during this time frame. The opening session begins at the Bremer Student Center and is free to all attendees.

DAHLIA SOCIETY: The Kitsap County Dahlia Society will host its annual tuber sale April 4 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crystal Grange at 2160 Paulson Road between Central Valley Road and Brownsville Hwy. Dahlia tubers also will be sold April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kitsap Saddle Club, at 1470 Saddle Club Road, Port Orchard. For information, call Pat at (360) 698-0123 or visit

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

CELEBRATION: The 35th Annual African Tea Celebration, presented by Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, is April 6. A program, fashion show and delicious food will be available for guests. Donations accepted. The church is located at 902 Park Ave., Bremerton. For more information, call (360) 373-1063.

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.

BENEDICT HOUSE: Richard Lemieux will provide the keynote speech at the 2nd annual Benedict House Breakfast from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at the Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church. Breakfast is free and guests are invited to make a contribution to the Benedict House. For information, contact Carol Brown at

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 or (360) 616-2236.


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

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.

FINANCIAL AID: Olympic College will host “Financial Aid 101” every Wednesday through March. Meetings will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Students Entry and Advising Center, located in the Haselwood Library on the OC Bremerton campus. For more information, call (360) 475-7160.

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 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 Application packets can be found on the Web,

ART: Collective Visions Gallery will host spring shows from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during the month of April. Collective Visions Gallery is an artist-owned and operated gallery representing over 20 professional West Sound artists working in every creative media. A reception for Lesley Kabelac’s work, April’s featured artist, will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 4 at the gallery, located at 331 Pacific Ave. Bremerton. For complete listings, gallery and artist info, visit

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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