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Calendar Jan. 23
OPEN HOUSE: Christ the King Academy, Poulsbo’s private Christian school serving grades Kindergarten through ninth grade, will be having its annual open house at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. INFO: (360) 779-9189.
STATE OF THE COUNTY: County Commissioner Josh Brown will be the guest speaker at the Kitsap County Democratic Women's no-host luncheon at noon Jan. 28 at Angel's Buffet, 4111 Wheaton Way, Bremerton. Info: President Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Puget Sound Genealogical Society Meeting will be 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 28 Kitsap Transit Meeting Room, Gateway Center, 6th St and Montgomery Ave, Bremerton. Info: www.pusogensoc.org.
DOCENT TRAINING CLASS: Poulsbo Marine Science Center is hosting a docent training class Jan. 31. The training is for those 16 and older. The center is located at 18743 Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 689-9183.
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE: The 16th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 7 at Kingston Middle. Reservations are required through Poulsbo Parks and Recreation at (360) 779-9898. The fee is $20 per couple and $8 each additional girl. This dance fills quickly so register soon.
FRIENDS OF SCOUTING BREAKFAST: The 2009 Annual Kitsap Friends of Scouting Leadership Breakfast will be from 7-8:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Kitsap Conference Center. This year's speaker will be former Channel 7 TV meteorologist Andy Whappler. Proceeds from the event go to Kitsap Area Boy Scouts. Info: Linda Anderson, Kitsap District Chairperson, (360) 372-2464.
KINDERMUSIK DEMONSTRATION: A free Kindermusik demonstration class, sponsored by Poulsbo Parks and Recreation, is planned for 9:30 or 10:30 a.m on Feb. 9. Family Time is a multi-age, multi-child music and movement class for children from infant through 7 years old. Info: (360) 779-9898.
FOOD AND WHODUNIT: The North Kitsap Options program will present a night of food, fun and mystery for its eighth annual mystery dinner theatre at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 and 5:30 Feb. 15 at the Poulsbo Eagles Club, 4230 NE Lincoln Road at Widme. The evening consists of a 1920s murder mystery, four-course dinner, a no-host bar, a live and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo or online at MDT.eventbrite.com. Info: (360) 204-5295.
SWEET HEART DANCE: First Lutheran Church will host its 12th annual Sweet Heart Dance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the First Lutheran Church Christian Center located off 4th Avenue, downtown Poulsbo. Music will be provided by the popular Northwest band Casanova playing everything from Swing to Tango. Dance and listen to music from the 50s to 90s. Cost of the evening is $10 per person. Half of the ticket price is tax deductible with proceeds going to benefit upgrades at the Martha & Mary Child Care Center. Donations will be gladly accepted if you are not able to attend. Tickets are available at all Martha & Mary childcare centers and the gift shop at the Martha & Mary Health & Rehab Center.
FOLK CONCERT: Two musicians from Finland will perform at the Sons of Norway at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. They both play two- and five-row button accordions, while one also plays the violin. Both have studied at Sibelius Academy's Folk Music Department. A gammal dans will follow the concert from 8-9 p.m. There will be a folk dancing workshop, led by Fred and Linda Aalto at 6 p.m. Donations $5. School-aged children receive free admission. The public is welcome.
GREENING YOUR HOME: Eco-designer Bruce Glenn of Terra Sol Eco Homes, Port Townsend, will explain how you can with minimal effort and some financial investment, green your new or existing home in "Greening Your Home," from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 at Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barver Cut Off Road, Kingston. Cost is $20.
INFO NIGHT: The North Kitsap Options program will host an information night at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Gordon Elementary in portable 8. The program accepts students from kindergarten to eighth grade and has an emphasis on community experiences with parents and teachers working together. Info: Outreach Coordinator Tammy Brazeau (360) 394-6758 or Gordon Elementary, (360) 394-6700.
SEPTIC SAAVY: "Living with Your On-Site Sewage Treatment System" will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at the Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. This workshop is on septic systems and drain field planting will be led by Fay Linger and Peg Tillery of Kitsap Master Gardeners and Jodie Holdcroft of Kitsap County Public Works. Please register by Feb. 26. Cost is $20. Info: (360) 297-2876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTIST'S WAY: Certified Creativity Coach Marcia Randall DeBard presents "The Artist's Way," a time-proven process for discovering/recovering personal creativity. In lieu of a class fee, the 8 participants will make a firm 12-week commitment and bring a weekly donation to the Kingston Food Bank. The group will meet from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays from March 6 to May 29. There will be no class May 29. Classes meet at Cleo's Landing Learning Center in Kingston. Info: email@example.com or (360) 264-3188.
CYCLE CLUB: West Sound Cycling Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at Round Table Pizza in Silverdale at 7 p.m. Information about the club and weekly public rides is on the Web site westsoundcycling.com.
DV RECOVERY: A class is offered on domestic violence recovery for women. Classes are designed to educate, encourage and support women. INFO: (866) 262-9284.