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Calendar, Feb. 5

FRIDAY

‘BRING THE WAR HOME!’: The North Kitsap Options Program presents “Bring the War Home!” a play about resistance to the Vietnam War. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 13, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14. All shows are at Gordon Elementary School, 26331 Barber Cut Off Road. Info: Bob DeWeese at (360) 394-6711.

DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE: The 17th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held at Kingston Middle School from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 6. Dads and daughters (ages 5 and older) can get dressed up and enjoy a dance to remember. Photographs and caricature drawings available at the dance. Reservations required through Poulsbo Parks and Recreation, (360) 779-9898. $10 per person.

SATURDAY

LONGMATE FUNDRAISER: The Pizza Factory is holding a fundraiser for the Longmate family of Kingston from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 6. The event will also raise awareness for the Light the Night walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be a bake sale, raffles and more. Baked goods and volunteers needed. Info: scrapbookingstaceyg@hotmail.com

MONDAY

BOATING CLASS: Agate Pass Sail and Power Squadron is offering the “America’s Boating Course” to the public starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 for four weeks, at Martha & Mary, 19160 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. This is a comprehensive course enabling graduates to obtain a Washington State Boater’s Card, fulfilling Coast Guard regulations. Info: Roland Malan at (360) 638-2955.

VALENTINE’S CRAFTS: Children’s librarian Tomi Whalen will lead a drop-in Valentine craft class from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Kingston Library, 11212 State Hwy 104 Kingston. Info: www.krl.org

CENSUS BUREAU: The U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting testing and accepting applications for local census jobs at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and 6 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Indianola Clubhouse, 20446 Indianola Road. The testing also will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 and 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Suquamish UCC Church, Stuart Hall. Info: (866) 861-2010 or visit www.2010censusjobs.gov.

WEDNESDAY

CHOCOLATE MAKING: Amy’s Decadent Chocolates will give a chocolate-making demonstration at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Kingston Library, 11212 State Hwy 104, Kingston. Info: www.krl.org

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: The Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Greater Hansville Community Center. The business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. following coffee. The guest speaker is author Lorene Forkner whose books include “Growing Your Own Vegetables” and “Preserving the Harvest.” Info: www.flotsamandjetsamgardenclub.com

OPEN HOUSE: The Poulsbo Senior Center will host an open house from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the center, 18972 Front St., Poulsbo. The 2010 membership drive continues and is open to residents 50 and older. There will be refreshments and the Bobby Taylor Duo will provide the entertainment. Info: (360) 697-6430.

THURSDAY

KITSAP AUDOBON SOCIETY: The Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Poulsbo Library. Lee H. Robinson will speak about the “16 Seasons of Pigeon Guillemots on Protection Island NWR.” Robinson has a master’s degree from Humboldt State University and his thesis was on a pair of guillemots nesting in Discovery Bay. Info: (360) 692-8180 or www.kitsapaudubon.org.

UPCOMING

CHUCKWAGON MEAL: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and over to a special Valentine lunch at noon Feb. 12 at the North Kitsap Senior Center. Menu: blushing pear, orange-glazed chicken, sweet potato, club-style spinach, mixed -grain bread and a brownie. $3 suggested donation. Reservations required by 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11.Info: (360) 377-8511 or (888) 877-8511 from Bainbridge and Kingston.

POULSBO GARDEN CLUB: The Poulsbo Garden Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Poulsbo Library. Jeff Goller will present a program on designing a water feature for the garden. Guests are welcome.

B&G CLUB BENEFIT: The Oak Table Café is hosting a “black tie optional” evening benefitting the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. The event includes two chocolate fountains, champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvres, photos, a live auction and a showing of “Casablanca” at the Firehouse Theater at 7:30 p.m. Music will be performed by a vocal quartet. Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple, available at the Chamber of Commerce, American Marine Bank, Greater Kingston Kiwanis, Kingston Rotary, and the Firehouse Theater. Info: (360) 297-2845

FISHNET THEATRE: At 6 p.m. Feb. 14, a cast and crew of 25 will transform the Hansville Community Church stage for an evening of theater. Fishnet Theater will perform “Conquest of the Pirate Ship Reclaim.” Public welcome. Info: visit www.fishnettheatre.com.

SUQUAMISH GARDEN CLUB: The Suquamish Garden Club is presenting noted gardening author and speaker Mary Robson speaking on “The Poetry of Gardening.” At 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Suquamish United Church of Christ, 18732 Division Ave. NE in Suquamish. Info: Vicki McLaughlin at (360) 779-3121, or Aggie or Bob Kaufman at (360) 394-3941.

KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB: The Kingston Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at Redeemer United Methodist Church on the corner of Parcell Road and Shorty Campbell Road. Kim Schleiss will present a program on seeds and propagation. offee and social time starts at 9 a.m. More information is available at www.kingstongardenclub.com.

CPR CLASSES: North Kitsap Fire and Rescue will offer a First Aid and CPR class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Miller Bay Road station. Reserve a place by paying the $40 tuition in advance. Info: (360) 297-3619.

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 in downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.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.

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: The Poulsbo Lions Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the First Lutheran Church social hall, 1820 4th Ave. NE. 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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