Calendar from March 1, 2008


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;” Sun., 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, “Tolles’ A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose;” begins Mon., Mar. 3, 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.

GREEN THUMB Central Valley Garden Club to discuss spiders and container gardening; Tues., Mar. 4, 10 a.m.; VFW Hall, 9981 Central Valley Road NE, Bremerton. Info: Jane Bentley at (360) 779-9927. All are welcome.

TREE TALK Community forester and arborist Jim Trainer will share tree care and tree safety essentials; Tues., Mar. 4, 7 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center Auditorium, 345 6th Street, Bremerton; free. Info: (360) 779-6523 or e-mail KCAA at

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

HISTORY REVEALED Suquamish Council Chairman Leonard Forsman will present an overview of the “Native Americans of Kitsap County” with special focus on the Suquamish; Fri., Mar. 7, 6:30 p.m.; Kitsap County Historical Society, 280 4th Street, Bremerton. Info: (360) 749-6226.

MUSIC SUPPORT Central Kitsap Band Boosters 17th annual Auction and Dinner, to benefit the music department at CK High School, featuring several items for bid including an African safari, Taiko drums (handmade by band members), tickets to sports and performance events and more; Sat., Mar. 8, 5 p.m.; Silverdale Beach Hotel; $30 per person or $280 for a table of 10. For tickets or info: Lael Alspach at (360) 830-9089.

SHOW ’EM WHATCHA GOT West Sound Saints’ Lady Saints Dance Team is hosting auditions for its 2008 squad, open to women at least 18 years old; Sat., Mar. 8, 1-5 p.m.; Kitsap Family YMCA, 60 Magnuson, Bremerton. Info: (360) 536-5737 or visit

BUFF THE WOOD Kitsap County Wood Carvers’ 22nd annual Wood Carving Show featuring artists from all across the Kitsap area, Oregon and Canada, tool vendors and wood carving suppliers as well as free carving lessons after the show; Sat., Mar. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Mar. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; West Side Improvement Club, National Ave and E Street, Bremerton. Info: (360) 990-7764.

OOH LA LA Local gardening rock stars Ciscoe Morris and Ann Lovejoy signing copies of their books, “Gardening with Ciscoe” and the newly updated edition of “The Ann Lovejoy Handbook of Northwest Gardening;” Sat., Mar. 8, 3 p.m.; Costco, 1000 Mickelberry Road, Silverdale.

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

LOOKING BACK Naval Undersea Museum Keyport presents distinguished speaker John Clear, a retired submariner, historian and researcher who will discuss “Silent Service Speaks,” on the days of the diesel submarine fleet; Sat., Mar. 8, 2 p.m.

EDUCATING NURSES “Learning in the Olympics Nursing Symposium: Stepping into the Future” for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses; Sat., Mar. 8; Kitsap Conference Center, 110 Washington Ave., Bremerton. Credits: 7.5 contact hours. Registration: $90 in advance, $110 at door, space permitting. Info: (360) 876-0165 or visit

SPRING MUSIC RECITAL Martha & Mary is hosting a music recital to include the works of Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Schumann, C. Saint-Saens, Kabelevsky and Prokofiev; Sat., Mar. 8, 2 p.m; Martha & Mary, Poulsbo; $10 at the door. Info: Shelli Lauderdale at (360) 394-4065.

COFFEE BENEFIT The 10th non-denominational Hallowed Grounds coffeehouse to feature Christian artists from area churches; food, coffee and other beverages for sale with proceeds to benefit Coffee Oasis, an area Christian ministry for young people, particularly those on the street; Sat., Mar. 8, 6-9 p.m.; Silverdale United Methodist Church, Silverdale Way and Ridgetop Boulevard.

ALL ABOUT THEOLOGY Silverdale Lutheran Church is hosting Lay School of Theology with speaker Dr. Ted Peters, professor of systematic theology from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary on the subject, “Science and Faith: Friends or Foe?” The three-session schedule is 3-5 p.m., Sat., Mar. 8; 3:30 p.m., 5-6 p.m. dinner, 6-7:30 p.m. Sun., Mar. 9; suggested donations $20 per person for all three sessions, $10 per person per session, $7 for dinner. Advance registration recommended: (360) 692-9263 or e-mail

SCHOOL SPIRIT Central Kitsap High School Mini Cheer Camp open to students in kindergarten to sixth grade (children must be at least 5 years old); Fri., Mar. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Central Kitsap High School gym; registration $25 per child or $35 family rate, includes two pom poms per child, T-shirt additional cost, must be ordered by Mar. 7. Info: or (360) 662-2477.

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.

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.


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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