Community Calender Jan. 8, 2010


Hospice Care Center Volunteers Needed: Hospice of Kitsap County is seeking volunteers with Sunday availability to answer phones, greet visitors and assist staff at the inpatient Hospice Care Center. The Hospice Care Center, located at 570 Lebo Boulevard in Bremerton, provides home-like comfort, 24-hour nursing care and emotional support for terminally ill patients and their families. For more information, call Christy Cathcart at (360) 698-4611.


Kitsap Audobon Society hosts eagle expert: An expert in bird medicine and surgery will speak Jan. 14 about eagle anatomy and how it affects eagle behavior at the Poulsbo Library. Veterinarian Scott Ford will give the talk, “The Inner Life of Bald Eagles.” Following the presentation, Ford will take questions about eagle behavior, anatomy and physiology, as well as discuss his career studying eagles in Alaska and Washington. For more information about Scott, got to The Kitsap Audobon Society is holding the meeting. For more information about the group, go to or call (360) 692-8180.

Genealogical society meeting: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet Friday, Jan. 15, in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room at 10 AM. The library is located at 270 Madison Ave N. Gary Zimmerman of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation in Seattle will speak about “Land Companies & Bounty Lands.” Suggested donation for non-members is $5. For more information visit or call (206) 842-6059.

OC student interested in a degree in environmental studies?

A representative from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment will be at the Olympic College campus this month to visit with prospective students. The program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in environmental studies. The representative will be meeting with students during Olympic’s college transfer fair, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Program details are on the Web at or call (360) 417-6521.


West Sound Cycling Club: The West Sound Cycling Club will hold monthly meetings at a new location beginning this month. The club will meet in the Silverdale Beach Hotel. The monthly meetings will continue to be on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m.

SOUL CONNECTIONS: Spiritual discussion group discusses various topics such as reincarnation, healing and more; third Sunday of each month, 2-3:30 p.m.; Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo; and the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St. Info or topic suggestion: or (360) 830-0193.

DANCE CLASSES: The public is invited to attend dance classes, 4131 Pine Road, Bremerton. Pre-registration suggested, pay at first class; seniors and especially leaders encouraged. No partners required; class members invited to attend tea dance to follow. An intermediate West Coast swing class meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and beginning night club two step meets at 11:30 a.m. Info: (360) 877-5181.

SINGING LADIES: Kitsap Pines Chorus of Sweet Adelines host chorus rehearsals every Tuesday; women of all ages welcome; 6:30-9 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 1410 Ohio St., Bremerton. Info: Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

LEARN HOW TO LEARN TO LEAD: Men, especially, are invited to learn the simple techniques of being a good leader in ballroom dancing at weekly ballroom dance classes at 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Info: Call Jan at (360) 877-5181.

LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Info: (360) 697-6753.

STORYTIME AT BARNES & NOBLE: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS: Mary McInnis’ display “The Intimate Forest: Paths and Trails of the Pacific Northwest” will be in the main gallery at Collective Visions through Jan. 16. Collective Visions is located at 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info:

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way for support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.

SILVERDALE BOOK SALES: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.

SILVERDALE’S MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, Ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session sat 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments welcome. Info: or call (360) 692-9582.

KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info:

PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian Bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Info:

KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-3955.

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