Calendar from Jan. 5, 2008


IT’S OPERA A member of Seattle Opera’s education staff will lead an informal opera talk designed to give an orientation to the upcoming opera — Ruggero Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci;” Sun., Jan. 6, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton. Info: Margaret at (360) 377-0973.

PARENT RIGHT Silverwood School presents “Parenting with Love and Logic” workshops on raising responsible children; Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 or Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17, 31 and Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m.; 14000 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo; $20 per individual or couple, includes workbook; open to the public. Register or Info: (360) 697-7526 or e-mail

VARICOSE VEIN HELP The Doctors Clinic is sponsoring an informational seminar on varicose veins, venous reflux disease, underlying causes and treatment options presented by Dr. Jeff Bernstein. Participants will receive a certificate for a free varicose vein screening; Wed., Jan. 9, 7 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel. Info: (360) 782-3701.

HIGHER EDUCATION Informational session on completing a bachelor’s degree in human services through Western Washington University; 2 p.m., Wed., Jan. 9; Olympic College Bremerton — University Quad. Info: Lilla Weisgerber at (360) 475-7265 or e-mail

TWINKLE TOES Central Kitsap Community Schools will host ballroom dance classes, taught by Jerry and Becky Deeter, featuring the foxtrot, waltz, rumba and more; classes begin Thurs., Jan. 10-Thurs., Feb. 14; beginning ballroom, 7-8:25 p.m.; intermediate, 8:30-9:15 p.m.; Fairview Junior High School cafeteria; couples $70, singles $35; senior couples (65 and older) $60, senior singles $30. Info: (360) 662-1638 or (360) 779-4686.

ANNE’S STORY King’s West Performance Company presents its production of the play “The Diary of Anne Frank;” Fri., Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 13, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; King’s West Theatre Space, 4012 Chico Way, Bremerton; adults $9, seniors and students $7; immediate family maximum $26; group of 10 or more $6 each. Reservations strongly suggested: (360) 377-7700.

PAJAMARAMA Sleep Country USA’s Foster Kids Pajama Drive to benefit area foster children; donate new pajamas beginning Mon., Jan. 7-Sun., Feb. 17; 10516 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 136, Silverdale. Info: (360) 698-1191.


RELAY PLANNING Central Kitsap Relay For Life team captain meeting; Mon., Jan. 7, 6 p.m.; Bremerton Church of the Nazarene, 924 Sheridan Road, East Bremerton. Info: (360) 871-4453.

STAR GAZERS Olympic Astronomical Society meeting to feature a talk about Mars and how to observe it during its current close approach. A documentary about amateur astronomy also will be shown; Mon. Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Olympic College Bremerton art room 103; visitors welcome. Info: (360) 895-4335.

AD/HD SUPPORT “AD/HD, Coping with After Holiday Blues and Tidying the Stress Mess” will be presented by Dr. Philip Knowles of Group Health Permanente; Tues., Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church at 1111 NE Waaga Way; free. Info: (360) 779-5362 or (360) 697-3922.

ALL ABOUT BIRDS Kitsap Audubon Society meeting featuring guest speaker Paul Bannick, an award-winning Pacific Northwest wild bird photographer and conservationist, who will share his spectacular bird photos; Thurs., Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo library, lower level; public welcome. Meeting is weather permitting. Info: (360) 692-8180 or

SING ALONG The Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines welcomes women of all ages who enjoy singing; group meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.; First Baptist Church of Bremerton. Info: (360) 297-8414 or

COME TOGETHER La Mesa Redonda de Kitsap, a Hispanic round table, meets the second Wednesday of each month; 8:30-10:30 a.m., Silverdale Community Center. Info: (360) 340-6367.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT The Kitsap chapter of Depression and Bipolar Alliance meets every Tuesday to help support those with depression or bipolar disorder. Call Robbie at (360) 373-0765 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or e-mail for time and location.

WRITE ON The Adult Writers and Critique Group has openings for interested writers; the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 10 a.m., 3431 Lowell Street, Old Town Silverdale. Info: (360) 598-2375 after 7 p.m. or

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