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Calendar from Feb. 13, 2008

Events

SWEETHEART LUNCH Seniors age 60 and older are invited to the Chuckwagon Valentine’s Day lunch; Thurs., Feb. 14, noon; dining locations in East Bremerton, Silverdale, Kingston, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island and Port Orchard; $3 suggested donation; reservations required. Info or reservations: (360) 377-8511.

CAKE-LICIOUS Kitsap County Decorator’s Den second annual cake decorating competition; Sat., Feb. 16, live decorating at 10 a.m., awards ceremony at 3 p.m. with cake auction to follow; Kitsap Mall; money raised to benefit CK Food Bank. Info: Donna at (360) 373-4146.

QUILTS GALORE Kitsap Quilters present “It’s Rainin’ Quilts” with featured artists, a quilt raffle, demonstration and more than 250 quilts on display; Fri., Feb. 15-Sat., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.; Presidents Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds; $4 donation. Info: (360) 373-4798.

OUT AND PROUD Kitsap chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the Pride Foundation will host a special screening of the award-winning documentary “Inlaws & Outlaws;” Sat., Feb. 16, 7 p.m.; Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4418 Perry Avenue, Bremerton; free, but donations accepted; refreshments will be served and the filmmaker will be in attendance. Info: (888) 636-0652.

NATURE WALK Join Lynn Whipple for a leisurely walk along Clear Creek Trail in Silverdale; Tues., Feb. 19; walk suitable for all ages. No participant limit. To register, call (360) 373-3500.

IT’S OPERA Seattle Opera preview to feature a member of Seattle Opera’s Education Department who will lead an informal opera talk designed to give a great orientation to the upcoming opera, Puccini’s “Tosca;” Sun., Feb. 17, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free. Info: Margaret at (360) 377-0973.

SCHOOLED IN HEALING Wind of the Spirit Ministries presents a Healing Academy featuring training and workshops in healing and wholeness; Tues., Feb. 19-Sat., Feb. 23; Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way. Info or to register: (360) 692-9813, ext. 14, e-mail woseddings@msn.com or visit www.wosm-nw.org.

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.

TAX HELP The IRS and AARP 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. Must bring photo identification, doc-uments verifying the social security numbers of all persons on the tax return and all 2007 tax documents; now until April 15, Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW.

Meetings

ASK A PRO The Altrusa International Inc. Kitsap Club presents the second in a series of “Ask a Professional...” programs featuring Jackie Fojtik, American Red Cross youth programs manager for the West Sound Service Center; Wed., Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m.; Old Town Bistro, 3388 NW Byron, Silverdale; no host, seating is limited. RSVP: (360) 692-3519.

NETWORKING Olympic Business Exchange to feature Lee Hoffman with New York Life who will make a 10-minute presentation about giving the gift of long-term care; Thurs., Feb. 14, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; visitors welcome. Info: (360) 876-0706 or dlacy@olynorthwest.com or visit www.olympicbusinessexchange.com.

BIRDY TALK Kitsap Audubon Society to feature guest speaker Jaye Moore of Northwest Raptor Center in Sequim who will bring feathered friends, perhaps some other critters; Thurs., Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m.; lower level of the Poulsbo Library; weather permitting; public welcome. Info: (360) 692-8180 or

www.kitsapaudubon.org.

CREATE THIS The Kitsap Weavers & Spinners Guild meeting; Thurs., Feb. 14, noon; Active Building, 1025 Tacoma Ave., Port Orchard.

LISTEN UP The Hearing Loss Association meeting to include discussion on upcoming HLAA national convention; Sat, Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m.; Silverdale Harrison Medical Center, lower level Iris Room, 1800 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale. Info: (360) 871-0997 or e-mail jcallen@hearingloss-wa.org.

CHANGE OF DATE The Port of Tracyton regular meeting rescheduled for Tues., Feb. 19, 6 p.m.; Tracyton Community Library, 351 NW Tracy Avenue. Meetings are usually held the second Thursday of the month.

COMMUNITY BUILDING Help build a healthy, peaceful and global community with Results, a monthly, grassroots, advocacy organization; Tues., Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.; Group Health Medical Center, 10452 Silverdale Way NW. Info: Donna Munro at (360) 692-6757 or www.results.org

MOAA LUNCHEON The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America to feature guest speaker Cmdr. Michael Greenwalt, senior chaplain at Naval Hospital Bremerton, who will recount his experiences as a chaplain in Iraq and dealing with stress at the hospital; Fri., Feb. 22, 11 a.m. social hour followed by lunch at noon; Elks Lodge, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton. RSVP by Feb. 15: (360) 871-3159.

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