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Calendar from Feb. 16, 2008

Events

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.

FOOD TALK Kiwanis Club of Silverdale to feature guest speaker Dr. Gill of Kingston who will speak about “Toxins and Foods;” Mon., Feb. 18, potluck starts at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m.; 3689 Munson St., Silverdale (Kitsap County Association of Realtors Office); community welcome. Info: (360) 613-0652.

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.

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.

HIGHER EDUCATION Informational session on completing an elementary education degree in Bremerton through Western Washington University’s program; Thurs., Feb. 21, 6 p.m.; Olympic College. Info: Michael White at Michael.White@wwu.edu or call (360) 475-7269.

DISCOVER SCIENCE National Engineers Discover E-Day open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade to explore science with hands-on projects; Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport. Info: Joyce Jensen at (360) 396-5547.

DANCE DELIGHT Peninsula Dance Theatre will showcase new works in its annual “Choreography Showcase” featuring a range of dance styles and musical genres; Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 3 p.m.; Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 13th St.; $17 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $10 for children, tickets available at Bremerton Dance Center, 515 Chester Ave.; Kitsap Mall; Bremerton Chamber of Commerce; Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce; and at the door. Info: (360) 377-2027.

ISLAM INFO Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to feature an Islam workshop on Islamic beliefs and culture from historic and contemporary perspectives presented by The Islamic Educational Center of Seattle; Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 4418 Perry Ave., Bremerton; $15 donation includes lunch. Register by Feb. 18 by calling (360) 337-4724 or e-mail kuuf@earthlink.net.

DANCE FEVER West Sound Saints Dance Team pre-audition workshop to provide interested dancers with examples of their dance style and a Q&A session, must be 18 years old to attend, auditions will be in early March; Sat., Feb. 23, noon-2 p.m.; The Gallery, 9311 Silverdale Way. Info: (360) 536-5737 or visit www.westsoundsaints.net.

KAPO DINNER Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners’ eighth annual banquet to feature guest speaker Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders presenting “Private Property, Eminent Domain and Other Matters of the Heart;” Fri., Feb. 29, 6 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $40, dinner choices of salmon or chicken; reservations and advance payment required by Feb. 25, call Donna Hamilton at (360) 308-9845 or e-mail yoyodonna@wavecable.com. Checks payable to KAPO, 10731 Warrant Road, Silverdale, WA 98383.

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. There will be no sale on Feb. 26 because of new shelving being installed.

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.

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, documents 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

REPUBLICAN LADIES The North Kitsap Republican Women luncheon to feature guest speaker Trent England; Tues., Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m.; Stella’s Pizza & Pasta, Poulsbo. Info: Brenda at (360) 871-2200.

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 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.

COME TOGETHER The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Partnership to feature Wayne Lambert, of EJB Services, who will discuss how to do business with government contractors; Wed., Feb. 20; noon; Silverdale Beach Hotel; no-host lunch. RSVP required: (360) 692-6800 or e-mail darla@silverdalechamber.com.

WOMEN UNITE GFWC Kitsap Peninsula Women’s Club open to women interested in community service; Thurs., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.; West Bremerton Subway party room, Kitsap Way. Info: Nina at (360) 698-0087 or e-mail gfwckitsap@hotmail.com.

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