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Calendar, Jan. 22

SATURDAY

PAWS VOLUNTEER MEETINGS: PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap will host a volunteer information meeting to introduce current and future volunteer opportunities within the organization from 10-11 a.m. Jan. 23 in the Poulsbo Fire Department Meeting Room at 911 NE Liberty Road, Poulsbo. Inof: www.pawsbainbridge.org/.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER: The next volunteer training class will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Marine Science Center on Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: denise.bauman@gmail.com or (360) 689-9183. Class is required for all new volunteers and docents.

SUNDAY

KITSAP SINGLE SENIORS: There will be a mixer for single seniors at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Vintage Apartments in Silverdale on Randall Way behind the Target store. Bring a potluck dish to share, cards or games and a item you want to donate to a white elephant auction for future events. Park in uncovered areas, or in lot above. Info: Cecil (360) 674-2862.

MONDAY

LAP BAND SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for those who have or are considering a lap band will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Poulsbo Library meeting room on main level, 700 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo. Info: Susan Hancock at (360) 440-4799 or scrhancock@aol.com.

MEET THE AUTHOR: Richard LeMieux, author of “Breakfast at Sally’s” will speak about his book from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Kingston Library. “ Breakfast at Sally’s,” written on a discarded typewriter while he was living in his minivan, reveals who the homeless really are, what redemption really means, and how The Salvation Army transforms lives. Info: www.krl.org.

TUESDAY

MARATHON RUNNING CLASS: Poulsbo Parks and Recreation is offering a marathon class to get participants ready for Seattle’s Rock-n-Roll marathon in June. Multi-marathon runner Ann Armstrong will develop a training schedule for participants and work to keep them motivated. Class starts Jan. 26 with an introduction meeting. Group runs are scheduled for Saturday mornings. Class fee is $148 for five months of training workouts and weekly consultation. Info: (360) 779-9898 or stop into the Recreation Center, 19540 Front St, Poulsbo.

WEDNESDAY

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: County Commissioner Josh Brown will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Kitsap Democratic Women’s group at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at the AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, Bremerton. Commissioner Brown will speak about plans for the Civic Center and YMCA in Silverdale, as well as other current items of interest to the county. The Kitsap Democratic Women meet the fourth Wednesday of every month. Info: President Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042 or www.kitsapdemocraticwomen.org.

UPCOMING

EVENING SPANISH CLASSES: Spanish classes for adults will resume Feb. 2, 3 and 4 at Poulsbo Parks and Recreation, 19540 Front St., Poulsbo. Info: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks or (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.

WOMEN’S BOOK DISCUSSION: A women’s book discussion group focusing on Norwegian authors meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. 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.

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