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Calendar from March 15, 2008

Events

HELP A PLAYGROUND Brownsville PTSA rummage sale to benefit Brownsville Elementary School’s playground renovation; today, March 15, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; in the school’s gym, 8795 Illahee Road, Bremerton.

AMAZING GRACE Inspired by the true story; behind the song you love is a story you will never forget; Sun., March16, 6:30 p.m.; Faith Fellowship Church, Newberry Hill Road; admission has been pre-paid; concessions will benefit youth missions. Info: (360) 692-6555.

HOLY WEEK Peace Lutheran Church is offering a variety of holy week services; Palm Sunday, March 16, 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and Bible class; Maundy Thursday, Mar. 20, 6 p.m. communion service; Good Friday, March 21, 8 p.m. Tenebrae service; Holy Saturday, March 22, 6 p.m. service of confession and absolution; Easter Sunday, March 23, 6:30 a.m. sunrise service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship service; 7:30-10:30 a.m. breakfast; 1234 Riddell Road, Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-6253.

CELEBRATE The Olympic College Small Business Development Center to feature Rep. Sherry Appleton as the speaker at the center’s third anniversary celebration; Mon., March 17, 5-7 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton; free and open to the public. Info: (360) 307-4220.

HOLIDAY LUNCH Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition is hosting two holiday meals in one week with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed Irish lunch on Mon., March 17 and an Easter lunch on Thurs., Mar. 20. Call for exact locations. Reservations required at least one day in advance: (360) 377-8511. Seniors 60 and older welcome; $3 suggested donation.

HEAD START Olympic College is hosting a Running Start Information Night featuring a program overview and an opportunity to have questions answered; Wed., March 19, 6:30 p.m.; Bremer Studen Center, OC Bremerton. Info: (360) 475-7646 or e-mail runningstart@oc.ctc.edu.

LIVING HISTORY Central Kitsap High School Drama Department presents “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes;” March 20, 21 and 22, 7 p.m.; Central Kitsap High School’s Southworth Theater; $5 tickets available at the door. Info: (360) 662-2471.

MATH AND SCIENCE Girls Exploring Math and Science Career Conference for fifth- to eighth-grade girls to increase interest in math and science careers through hands-on experiences and meeting with women who work in careers in math- and science-related fields; Sat., March 22, 8:30 a.m.; Olympic College - Bremer Student Center. Info: (360) 475-7727.

SAVE A LIFE The Puget Sound Blood Center donor bus will be at Legend Harley-Davidson; Sat., March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 9625 Provost Road NW, Silverdale; donors can sign up for a particular time; walk-ins welcome. Info: (360) 698-3700.

EGG HUNT Pheasant Fields Farm’s annual Spring Egg Hunt open to children ages 1-11; Sat., March 22, 3 p.m. special needs, ages 1-6; 3:30 p.m. ages 1-3 and 4-6; 4 p.m. ages 7-9; 4 p.m. special needs, 6 and older; 4:30 p.m. ages 9-11; 13274 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale; $2 or free with canned food donation. Info: (360) 697-6224.

FOND FAREWELL Retirement celebration for Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn; reception, Mon., March 24, 2-4 p.m.; Board of Commissioners Chambers, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard; dinner and program, Fri., Mar. 28, 6:30 p.m. no host cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner; Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo; $40 per person. RSVP by Mon., March 17 to Walter E. Washington at (360) 337-7118 or e-mail wwashing@co.kitsap.wa.us.

GETTIN’ FIXED Animal Rescue Families (ARF) is offering a low-cost spay/neuter program during the month of March; cats/dogs need to be older than 4 months and dogs must weigh less than 44 pounds; vaccinations required; limit four pets per family; $15 co-payment for surgery per pet, cash only. To apply, visit ARF at Petco in Bremerton each Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. only.

READ ALL ABOUT IT Friends of the Library weekly book sale featuring books, magazines, audio/videotapes, CDs and DVDs all donated by the community; every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Silverdale Library, 3450 NW Carlton St.; book donations also appreciated. Info: (360) 692-2779.

DISAPPEARING POUNDS Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS 977) meets every Wednesday morning, 9 a.m., at the Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way. Info: (360) 373-1692.

AID INFO Olympic College is hosting Financial Aid 101, a series of free information sessions, every Wednesday in March, 5-6 p.m.; Student Entry and Advising Center located in the Haselwood Library at OC Bremerton. Info: (360) 475-7160.

SHOE DRIVE Sleep Country USA’s Foster Kids Shoe Drive to benefit area foster children; donate new shoes now through Apr. 13; 10516 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 136, Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-1191.

Meetings

MEMORY CARE Ashley Gardens at Bremerton is hosting an Alzheimer’s and dementia support group featuring information, resources and coping techniques for persons with dementia, their caregivers, family and friends; Wed., March 19, 7 p.m.; The Willows, 3201 Pine Road; free. Info: (360) 478-7277 or visit www.cascadeliving.com.

COME TOGETHER The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Partnership to feature guest speaker Kathy Nelson, executive director of Leadership Kitsap; Wed., March 19, noon; Silverdale Beach Hotel; no-host lunch; open to the public. RSVP: Darla Murker at (360) 692-6800 or e-mail darla@silverdalechamber.com.

AWAKE Linda DeWitt, of Kitsap Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, will discuss insomnia causes and treatment options at the support group meeting of AWAKE; Thurs., March 20, 7-9 p.m.; Harrison Medical Center Annex, located at Sheridan Village, 750 Lebo Blvd., one block west of the main hospital; attendees encouraged to bring their CPAP machines for a free pressure check. Info: Susan McInturff at (360) 792-6882.

NETWORKING Olympic Business Exchange to feature Frank Ellerbroek, of Olympic Northwest Mortgage, who will make a 10-minute presentation introducing his new online business directory; Thurs., March 21, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: Dagmar Lacy at (360) 876-0706 or e-mail dlacy@olynorthwest.com or visit www.olympicbusinessexchange.com.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON Silverdale Chamber of Commerce to feature guest speaker Capt. Reid Tanaka, commanding officer of Naval Base Kitsap, who will discuss the mission of the military in Kitsap County; Wed., March 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Inside Out Café, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor; $20. Advance reservations required by Mar. 20 to ensure base access. RSVP: (360) 692-6800 or online at www.silverdalechamber.com.

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