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Calendar, Jan. 30
GREYHOUND PETS INC.: Greyhound Pets Inc. for Kitsap County will host a meet and greet from noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 31 at 278 Winslow Way East (Winslow Mall) on Bainbridge Island.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library meets at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Poulsbo Library Meeting rooms. Toni Fuller of Kitsap County Solid Waste Management will provide the program. Guests and new members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
NEW PARENT INFO NIGHT: Voyager Montessori Elementary School will host a new parent information night at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 (parents only, please). The open house will be from noon to 2 p.m. (families welcome). The school is located at 8225 NE High School Road. Info: (206) 780-5661 or go to www.voyagerschool.org.
ADHD SUPPORT GROUP: "AD/HD and Emotional Intimacy" will be presented by Heather Carstens, a therapist at Peninsula Psychological Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 to Kitsap CHADD, the local AD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder) support group. Discussion will follow, and all are welcome. There is no charge and no pre-sign up needed. Kitsap CHADD meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Peninsula Bible Fellowship Church at 1111 NE Waaga Way in Bremerton. Info: Lynn Myrvang at (360) 779-5362 or Kerry Miller at (360) 697-3922.
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.
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.
CHUCKWAGON PROGRAM: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and over to attend a Valentine Lunch at noon on Feb. 13. Call for reservations and location information. Lunch will include tropical fruit salad, cherry glazed chicken, red potatoes, Japanese vegetables, mixed grain bread & blueberry cobbler. Reservations are required by 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12. $3 suggested donation. Info: Call (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511 for reservations).
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 ho-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.
GARDEN CLUB: Poulsbo Garden Club for February will host Susan Bowers "Cooking with Herbs," at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Poulsbo Library Conference Rm (lower level). Guests are welcome to the free demo. Info: (360) 697-1172 or (360) 779-5030.
SWEETHEART 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.
SUQUAMISH GARDEN CLUB: Suquamish Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Suquamish Elementary School Library, 18950 Park Ave. NE, Suquamish. Fay Linger, Master Gardener and wild bird expert, will discuss the best plants and shrubs for attracting birds to our yards. Info: Vicki McLaughlin at (360) 779-3121, or Bob or Aggie Kaufman at (360) 394-3941.
EDUCATIONAL FORUM: "Loving School: Educational Models That Bring Kids to Life," a forum sponsored by three local schools, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Poulsbo Public Library. Info: LovingSchoolForum@gmail.com.
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: (3600 297-2876 or email@example.com.
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 ring 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 264-3188.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Martha & Mary Health Center, 19160 NE Front St., Poulsbo. Info: Lora Lehner at (360) 649-6793.
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: Kingston Christian Church offers a class on domestic violence recovery for women. Classes are designed to educate, encourage and support women. INFO:(866)262-9284.
CELEBRATIONS NETWEAVING: Celebrations NetWeaving meets the first Monday each month, 1:15-2:15 p.m., at Dream Dinners, 19470 Viking Ave., #202, Poulsbo. NetWeaving is a new spin on business networking. Bring cards and come prepared to make new connections. Info: Mary West, (360) 509-3784 or email@example.com.
ENTERTAINERS: The Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program is looking for volunteer entertainers to perform during the holidays at Chuckwagon meal sites throughout the county. The time commitment is from 11 a.m. to noon. If you have a talent you would like to share, call Nancy at (360) 377-8511.
BIZ BUILDERS: The Poulsbo Dynamic chapter of Biz Builders has moved its meeting location to Emily's Bistro on Powder Hill in Poulsbo. The group now meets at Emily's every Tuesday from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. for business networking and to participate in professional development discussions and presentations. Guests are always welcome and potential new members are encouraged to visit the group before joining. Info: (360) 710-1374.
FOLK DANCING: Classes are being held at the Sons of Norway lodge in Poulsbo on Monday nights, from 6-7 p.m. for adult beginners and 7-8 p.m. for continuing dancers. No partners are needed. Info: call Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 550-6049.
FISH PARK: The monthly work parties at Poulsbo’s Fish Park will be the third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to join in to help this nature park grow into an urban experience for all to enjoy. A variety of tasks will be available each month, including eradicating noxious weeds, blackberry removal, park clean up, the planting of trees and shrubs, and more. Info: (360) 779-9898.
MAKE HISTORY: The committee of the new Poulsbo history book is searching for local residents older than 80 who were born in Poulsbo and still live here. Make yourselves known by calling (360) 697-3033 or dropping off a note to the committee at the Book Stop in downtown Poulsbo. The committee would like to know the year you were born, and a little about your life in the community. Please leave your phone number or address.
LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for people with Lyme disease meets from 3-5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on Bainbridge Island. Contact for meeting location and info: Barb (206) 842-5491.
POULSBO Al-ANON: Meets Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Anglican Church of St. Charles at 20295 Little Valley Rd. in Poulsbo. Contact: Dana C. at (360) 779-1900.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for women diagnosed with breast cancer meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Oncology room at Harrison Medical Center at 2520 Cherry Avenue, Bremerton. Info: Barbara Rodgers or Nancy Lorber at (360) 792-6880.
BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Waterfront Professionals, Poulsbo’s core group of BNI Western Washington, meets from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Tuesday at Campana's Italian Ristorante, 19815 Viking Ave. in Poulsbo. The group is currently seeking new members. BNI’s mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional program that enables long-term relationships with quality business professionals. Info: Micki Peak at (360) 649-6589.
KINGSTON AL-ANON: Meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Kingston Unity Church at 26011 Ohio Ave. N.E. (It Looks like a house; park in the back and come in through the kitchen.)
KAFFE STUA: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers a Kaffe Stua luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. It is open to members and the public and features open-face sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $9 per person.
ARTISTS’ LEAGUE: The Poulsbo Artists’ League meets from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Vinland Lutheran Church at 2750 NW Finn Hill Road. Info: Mike Clayton at (360) 692-3901.
MCS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Group meets from 1-3 p.m. the last Monday of the month at the Poulsbo Library. Members suffer severe reactions to perfumes, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, dryer sheets, building materials, etc. At the meetings, members explore health-improving ideas, employment, housing, safe products and friendship. Info: (360) 697-6168.
BINGO: The Sons of Norway is hosting bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, early birds at 6 p.m.
LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Little Norway Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Kitsap County schools are looking for tutors to help students in all grades in the areas of math, reading, science, history and social studies. Middle and elementary schools also need volunteers to read with students. Info: Jana at (360) 377-5511 or email@example.com.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer's Association provides free information and support group from 12:30-2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Group Health Cooperative, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. The groups are for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia. Info: Cyd Wadlow at (360) 613-3537.
GNW TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership skills are learned at meetings of the Great Nor-Westerns Toastmasters Club. Meetings are the first and third Thursdays at noon at the Design Center on State Route 305 in Poulsbo. Info: (360) 620-8037.
SCIENCE CENTER: The Poulsbo Marine Science Center on Front Street in Poulsbo is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to explore the center.
BINGO: The North Kitsap Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3586 will host bingo at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the aerie, 4230 Lincoln Road. The public is welcome, and the snack bar will open at noon. Info: (360) 779-7272.
FOLK DANCING: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway will hosts folk dancing lessons at 18891 Front Street. Beginners are welcome, and it is not necessary to bring a partner. Info: Fred at (206) 780-8036 or Stan at (360) 779-2460.
COFFEE CLUB: Local Edward Jones financial advisor Pat McFadden will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Poulsbo Village office. The informal gathering will provide a venue to discuss the economy, interest rates, stocks and other investment topics. Info: Pat McFadden at (360) 779-6450.
POULSBO LIONS: The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the First Lutheran Church social hall. It is recruiting new members. Info: visit www.poulsbolions.org.
OPTIMISTS CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimists Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Poulsbo Inn.
DAUGHTERS OF NORWAY: The Nina Grieg Lodge No. 40 meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at The Sons of Norway, Poulsbo, 18891 Front Street. Info: Dorothy Walsh, (360) 779-5188.
LAP BAND SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone with a lap band, or thinking of getting one, is invited to Lap Band Support Group meetings from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Poulsbo Library. Info: Mari Schielke at (360) 779-0050 or Susan Hancock at (360) 297-2247.
ARTISTS INVITED: Kingston Art Gallery is inviting local artists to be juried to become possible showing partners with the cooperative. Applications available at the gallery. Info: (360) 297-5133.
HANSVILLE TOPS: The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 1239 of Hansville meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Hansville Community Church. Newcomers are welcome.
AWANA: Children ages 3 years through sixth grade are invited to join the AWANA Clubs at Kingston Christian Church. The club times are from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. Parents may stay or drop off registered children starting at 6:15 p.m. each night. Info: Ron Cody at (360) 297-6558 or the church office at (360) 297-2551.
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: The Kingston Al-Anon Family Group meets from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Kingston Unity Church, 26011 Ohio Ave. Info: Jenny at (360) 881-0115.
WALKING TOURS: The Poulsbo Historical Society is once again hosting walking tours of historic downtown Poulsbo. Info: (360) 440-7354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEAM SURVIVOR: Team Survivor Northwest, a women’s cancer survivor walking group, meets from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Port Gamble General Store. Info: www.tsnw-pt.org or Dr. Melanie McGrory at (360) 379-4767.
BUSINESS ALLIANCE: The Bayside Business Alliance, a group of business people from North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island, meets from 7:15-8:45 a.m. Wednesdays for networking, business education and fellowship. Info: Karen Cochrane at (360) 509-9199 or Lori Morgan at (206) 842-1255.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Mondays at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Poulsbo. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Info: Jane at (360) 297-4886.
CHOICE: The Choice support group meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the west wing of Christ Memorial Church. Info: (360) 779-5515.