Calendar from Feb. 27, 2008


PICTURE PERFECT Education program presented by the Pacific Northwest Photographic Society featuring lighting setups for shooting portraits with four hands-on stations available for members and guests to try their hand at shooting models; members and guests are encouraged to bring their camera and tripods for an exciting hands-on experience; Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.; Silverdale Community Center’s Evergreen Room; open to the public at no charge. Info: or (360) 271-8873.

TREE SAFE Seminar on preparing your property for winter snow and wind storms featuring guest speakers Jim Trainer, Katy Krokower and Dr. Olaf Ribeiro; Thurs., Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 Liberty Road, Poulsbo.

HIGHER EDUCATION Information session on earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Western Washington University’s award-winning Huxley College of the Environment; Thurs., Feb. 28, 6 p.m.; Olympic College, Quad D. Info: Nancy Bluestein-Johnson at or (360) 417-6521.

STUDY UP Western Washington University offers online classes to help prepare students for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT exams; must register by Feb. 29 to start classes in March. Info: visit or e-mail or call (360) 650-3308.

WHAT DOO CAN DO FOR YOU The Kitsap Conservation District and Kitsap County Facilities, Parks and Recreation Department are featuring “Doo For You,” free, aged livestock manure for pickup; Sat., Mar. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kitsap County Fairgrounds, enter at the Nels Nelson Road NE entrance. Info: (360) 337-7171, ext. 11.

ALL ABOUT OPERA Norm Hollingshead, popular Seattle opera lecturer, will present a program on George Gershwin as part of the Opera Preview Group season; Sun., Mar. 2, 2:15 p.m.; Kitsap Regional Library, Sylvan Way, Bremerton; free.

MEET AND GREET Barnes & Noble in Silverdale featuring Richard Maffeo, the author of “We Believe: Forty Meditations on the Nicene Creed;” Sat., Mar. 2, 2 p.m.

BOOK DISCUSSION West Sound Unity Church presents a weekly live Webcast of discussion between Oprah and Eckhart Tolles’ on his latest best-selling book, “Tolle’s A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose;” begins Mon., Mar. 2, 7 p.m.; 1712 Trenton Avenue, Bremerton. Info. or to reserve a space, call (360) 479-1757 or e-mail

THE GREAT TREK Kitsap Mountaineers presents “Dream Trekking in Nepal,” a slide show of local mountaineers who have trekked two of the world’s highest mountain ranges to Everest and the Annapurna Sanctuary; Mon., Mar. 3; 7 p.m.; Norm Dicks Center, 345 6th St., Bremerton. Info:

PREPARED SENIORS Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition and American Red Cross present 3 Days 3 Ways — A Disaster Preparedness Program to seniors 60 and older prior to the Chuckwagon lunch; Mon., Mar. 3, 11:15 a.m.; Pinewood Manor, Bremerton. Reserve your space by calling (360) 377-8511. Reservations for lunch required one day in advance by 2:30 p.m.

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.

MYSTERY UNRAVELED Ashley Gardens at Bremerton will feature nationally recognized Alzheimer’s expert Joyce Simard who will present “Unraveling the Mysteries of Alzheimer’s,” a discussion on taking the mystery out of the often hard-to-cope-with-disease; Wed., Mar. 5, 7 p.m.; The Willows at 3201 Pine Road, Bremerton; all are welcome. Info: (360) 478-7277 or visit

SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP Second annual Money Wi$e Women Upscale Garage Sale and Silent Auction with proceeds to provide scholarships and books for Money Wi$e Women conferences; Sat., Mar. 8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Van Zee Building at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Donation items, clean and in good condition, accepted Fri., Mar. 7, 8 a.m.-noon; Van Zee Building. Info: Marcia Brixey at (360) 308-0056 or e-mail

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.


NETWORKING Olympic Business Exchange to feature Rolly Rollison with G4 Productions, a firm that specializes in Web design, hosting and e-commerce, who will make a 10-minute presentation about Web hosting and how it works; Thurs., Feb. 28, 7:30 a.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel. Visitors welcome. Info: Dagmar Lacy at (360) 876-0706 or or visit

STAR GAZERS Olympic Astronomical Society to feature discussion on lunar eclipses and Saturn and on the upcoming trip to the Boeing Museum of Space and Flight; Mon., Mar. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Olympic College Bremerton, Art 103; visitors always welcome. Info: (360) 895-4335.

NOSTALGIA The West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club will meet to discuss the restoration of all military vehicles; vehicle ownership is not a requirement to be a member; Wed., Mar. 5, 6 p.m.; Family Pancake House, Port Orchard; free. Info: (360) 692-9932.

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