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Calendar from Jan. 16, 2008

Events

ALL ABOUT HEALING Harrison Medical Center is offering a free national program, “The Lebed Method: Focus on Healing through Movement and Dance,” for breast cancer survivors that improves physical and emotional well-being while promoting healing and prevention of breast cancer complications; today, 7-9 p.m.; Harrison Green Mountain, 2625 Wheaton Way. Info: Nancy Lorber or Barbara Rodgers at (360) 792-6880.

SMELL THE ROSES Learn the history, care and current popularity of heirloom roses from Frank Gatto of Raft Island Roses featuring a Q & A session and plant raffle; today, 1-3 p.m.; Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion; free.

CHECK IT OUT King’s West tour and information on the school; Thurs., Jan. 17, 9:30-11 a.m.; 4012 Chico Way NW, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-7700 or www.kingswest.org.

BLOOD DRIVE Cornerstone Alliance Church and Puget Sound Blood Center are hosting a blood drive in honor of 3-year-old Madeline Lester who was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Sat., Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Cornerstone Alliance Church, 15350 Cox Road NW, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-3777 or www.madelinelester.com.

ELDER CARE KNOWLEDGE The American Red Cross in partnership with Kitsap Alliance of Resources for Elders to host an informational workshop on safely caring for a loved one at home; Sat., Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-noon; Amer-ican Red Cross office, 811 Pa-cific Ave., Bremerton; $10. To register: (360) 377-3761 ext. 10209.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW Edward Jones presents a video presentation of an exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough; Sat., Jan. 19, 10 a.m.; 3276 Plaza Road, Suite 112, Silverdale. Info. or to reserve a seat: (360) 698-7408

SERVICE CHANGE St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Bremerton will have only one service at 9 a.m. Sun., Jan. 20 to accomodate the congregation’s annual meeting which will be immediately after the service along with a potluck brunch.

JOB INFO Americorps’ Career Resource and Job Recruitment event to provide the community with information from employers, college representatives and job-training specialists; Mon., Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 1201 Park Ave., Bremerton. Info: (360) 473-4489.

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

Meetings

PSRC Puget Sound Regional Council meeting with input requested on the region’s long-range transportation plan; today, 4-7 p.m.; Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton.

CKCC Central Kitsap Community Council monthly meeting; today, 7-9 p.m.; Silverdale Water District/CKFR Headquarters, 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road, Suite 101.

NETWORKING Olympic Business Exchange meeting to feature Kathleen Haag, an independent sales director with Mary Kay, who will make a 10-minute presentation about skin care basics for the New Year; Thurs., Jan. 17, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel. Visitors welcome; all business professionals interested in increasing their business are encouraged to attend. Info: Dagmar Lacy at (360) 876-0706 or dlacy@olynorthwest.com or visit www.olympicbusinessexchange.com.

STATE PARKS MEETING The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider administrative procedures, eligibility and selection criteria for a new, cutting-edge recreational grant program called No Child Left Inside; Fri., Jan. 18, 9 a.m.; Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way. A full meeting agenda is available online at www.parks.wa.gov/commtg.asp.

HEARING LOSS TALK Hearing Loss Association meeting to feature Washington State Telecommunications Equipment Distribution trainer Penny Allen who will discuss hearing aid-compatible and effective telephones and cell phones; Sat., Jan. 19, 1-3 p.m., Harrison Medical Center Silverdale, lower level Rose Room. Meeting is amplified and will have an FM assistive listening system. Info: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or via e-mail at

jcallen@hearingloss-wa.org.

MOAA The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s As-sociation of America with guest speaker Dianne Canafax, president of All Things PawsAble, who will speak about animal rescue and training of service dogs; Fri., Jan. 25, 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. RSVP: (360) 871-3159 before Jan. 18.

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 blsacre@juno.com.

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