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Calendar, Dec. 18

FRIDAY

OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE GROUP: Presents “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 p.m and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 at the North Kitsap Auditorium. There will be a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. Info/tickets: (206) 842-1205 or www.olympicperformancegroup.org.

SATURDAY

ELF ESCAPE: Children ages 3-8 can hang out at Poulsbo Parks and Recreation for fun activities such as making cookies, reindeer food, ornaments and gifts from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 19. The fee is $28 for the first child and $21 for siblings. Advanced registration is requested. Info: (360) 779-9898.

ONGOING

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED: Caring Clowns International, an all-volunteer, charitable nonprofit, is now recruiting board members. Info: Duffy (360) 697-3546) or duffy@caringclownsinternational.org.

OPTIMIST CLUB: The North Kitsap Optimist Club meets at 5:50 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Poulsbo Inn and Suites. Info: Constance Gooding at (360) 779-6478 or cgooding@comcast.net.

GROUP GATHERING: A Course in Miracles group gathers from 5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday at Unity Center, 26011 Ohio Ave, Kingston.

JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or jewelboxpoulsbo@hotmail.com.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com.

THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year-old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay monthly rent. To apply, pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com.

WOODCARVING SUPPORT: A woodcarving support group meets from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Info: Ken Green at (360) 697-2835.

WOMENS BOOK DISCUSSION: A women’s book discussion group focusing on Norwegian authors meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesdays. Info: Torbjorg at (360) 779-9826.

POULSBO KIWANIS: Poulsbo Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at Busby’s Burgers and Q, 19424 7th Ave, Ste A. Poulsbo. Info: Jeff Mead, president, (360) 620-4676.

FREE MEAL: First Lutheran’s family dinners will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Lutheran Church, 18920 4th Ave. NE. Info: (360) 779-2622.

SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION: The Creating Soul Connections discussion group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse at 19003 Front Street in Poulsbo and from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Poulsbo library, in the West Reading Room upstairs. Topics include reincarnation, quantum healing, group meditation and near-death experiences among others. Info: (360) 830-0193 or lorilinda12@aol.com.

VENTURING CREW 42: Has your high school son or daughter lost interest and dropped from Boy Scouting or Girl Scouting, or did they miss the opportunity when they were younger? Discover Venturing Crew 42 of Poulsbo, the newest program for young men and women, ages 14 to 21. Info: www.crew42.org.

GRUPO AL-ANON DE POULSBO: El grupo de Poulsbo Al-anon hace juntas gratis para ayudar a las personas que tienen miembros de familia con problemas de drogas o de alcohol. Nos reunimos todos los martes de 7-8 p.m. en la Iglesia de St. Charles 20295 Little Valley Road NE. Para más información llama a Maria (360) 697-3062.

ALA-TEEN POULSBO GROUP: An effort is being made to form a group in the Poulsbo area, if you are interested in belonging or forming a group, please call Keshna at (360) 473-7549 or email at keshnade@yahoo.com.

BRIDGE CLUB: The Indianola Beach Improvement Club has a new, weekly ACBL-sanctioned bridge club that meets Tuesdays at the Indianola Clubhouse. Coffee and refreshments provided. Cost is $3 per session and $4 for periodic charity games. Info: Gene Alberts at (360) 297-4040.

NK FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The NK Friends of the Library are looking for new members. They meet at 9:30 a.m. the first Monday of the month in the Community Room of the Library. Info: Carol Jones at (360) 779-3809.

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 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Anglican Church of St. Charles at 20295 Little Valley Rd. in Poulsbo.Info: Dana C. at (360) 779-1900.

KINGSTON AL-ANON: Meets from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays in the Kingston Unity Church at 26011 Ohio Ave. N.E. Park in the back and come in through the kitchen. Info: Jenny at (360) 881-0115.

KAFFE STUA: The Poulsbo Sons of Norway offers a Kaffe Stua luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s open to members and the public and features open-faced sandwiches, soup, pickled herring, Scandinavian desserts, coffee and more. Cost is $9 per person.

MCS SUPPORT GROUP: The Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Support Group meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month in the West Reading Room 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 and friendship. Info: (360) 697-6168.

LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS: The Little Norway Toastmasters Club Now meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Martha and Mary on Front Street in Poulsbo. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: contact@littlenorwaytm.com.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION: The Alzheimer’s Association provides free information and a support group from 12:30-2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each 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: The Great Nor’Westerns Toastmasters Club meets at noon the first and third Thursdays of each month 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.

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. Info: (360) 779-7272.

LIONS CLUB: Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the First Lutheran Church social hall. It is recruiting new members. Info: visit www.poulsbolions.org.

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.

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