Calendar from March 8, 2008


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; today, Mar. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and tomorrow, Mar. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; West Side Improvement Club, National Ave and E Street, Bremerton. Info: (360) 990-7764.

ILLAHEE PROJECT A briefing of Illahee Creek and the Illahee Watershed by renowned scientific experts working in Illahee; Tues., Mar. 11, 6-8 p.m.; Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton.

LEADERSHIP Toastmasters International’s open house to feature “Finding the Money to be Financially Free;” Wed., Mar. 12, 7 p.m.; Subway party room, 3850 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. Info: (360) 613-9541 or

TAX HELP The Bremerton office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop on excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions and more for new and small business owners; Wed., Mar. 12, 9 a.m.-noon; Sheridan Park Community Center, Rooms B and C, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. Register: (800) 647-7706 or visit

PROTECT YOURSELF Free community seminar featuring Dr. Johnny Green who will discuss colon cancer screening and risk reduction strategies; Thurs., Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m.; Olympic Ambulatory Surgery Center, Bremerton. RSVP: (360) 479-5990.

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 pompoms per child. Info: or (360) 662-2477.

HELP A PLAYGROUND Brownsville PTSA rummage sale to benefit Brownsville Elementary School’s playground renovation; Sat., Mar. 15, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; in the school’s gym, 8795 Illahee Road, Bremerton. Donation items accepted Fri., Mar. 14, noon-7 p.m.

BEE-UTIFUL Clear Creek Nursery presents Lisa Novich, of Orchard Mason Bees, who will discuss bees and how they benefit gardens; Sat., Mar. 15, 11 a.m.-noon; $10. Register: (360) 308-8210 or visit the nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale.

WEIGHT LOSS SEMINAR “Lose Fat! Let’s Do It Together!”; Sat., Mar. 15, 9:30 a.m.; Kitsap Physical Therapy, 1880 Pottery Ave., Port Orchard. Info: (360)275-1960 or

FUTURE HOMEOWNERS First Time Home Buyer Class to feature information on available assistance programs, credit repair, planning and budgeting, how to choose a Realtor, and negotiating; Sat., Mar. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Westpark Community Center, 76 Russell Road, Bremerton; free. Reservations: Ann Garner at (360) 792-8506 or e-mail

GETTIN’ FIXED Animal Rescue Families (ARF) is offering a low-cost spay/neuter program during the month of March; cats/dogs need to be older than 4 months and dogs must weigh less than 44 pounds; vaccinations required; limit four pets per family; $15 co-payment for surgery per pet, cash only. To apply, visit ARF at Petco in Bremerton each Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. only.

AID INFO Olympic College is hosting Financial Aid 101, a series of free information sessions, every Wednesday in March, 5-6 p.m.; Student Entry and Advising Center located in the Haselwood Library at OC Bremerton. Info: (360) 475-7160.


AD/HD SUPPORT “AD/HD, Romance & Intimacy or How Not to Drive Your Non-AD/HD Spouse Crazy,” will be presented by Rich Buckham, Ph.D., of Peninsula Psychological Center; Tues., Mar. 11, 7 p.m., Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church, 1111 NE Waaga Way; free. Info: (360) 779-5362 or (360) 697-3922.

COMMUNITY LOVE Help build a healthy, peaceful global community with RESULTS, a monthly, grassroots, advocacy organization; Tues., Mar. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.; Group Health Medical Center, 10452 Silverdale Way NW. Info: Donna Munro at (360) 692-6757 or

TAX ANSWERS Port of Brownsville meeting to feature Kitsap County Assessor Jim Avery and Kitsap County Director of Administrative Services Ben Holland who will discuss property assessments and property taxes; Wed., Mar. 12, 7 p.m., Brownsville Yacht Club, 9790 Ogle Road, Bremerton.

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 and young adult program manager for the West Sound Office; Wed., Mar. 12, 5:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Feb. 13); Yacht Club Broiler, 9226 Bayshore Dr. NW, Ste 102, Silverdale; no host. RSVP: (360) 692-3519.

TWEETY TALK Kitsap Audubon Society to feature “Wonderful Water Birds” presented by Daniel Poleschook and Virginia Gumm; Thurs., Mar. 13, 7-9 p.m.; Poulsbo Library. Info: or (360) 692-8180.

AVOID DEBT Light & Life Christian Fellowship presents a Financial Peace University preview meeting featuring information on the 13-week course (two hours on Friday evenings) that will teach how to beat debt and build wealth; Fri., Mar. 14, 7 p.m.; 12791 Central Valley Road. Info: (360) 698-0962.

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