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Community calendar: Feb. 12

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: Indianola's Living Hope Church, on the corner of Midway and Division streets in Indianola, will host a live auction event emceed by Mino and Lexia Christante. Bob Danielson will join the family for musical entertainment. The event will be a 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Live auction items include a handmade quilt and a tempting assortment of desserts. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Dinner will be an all you can eat soup buffet. Info: Call (360) 297-2340.

SATURDAY

‘SPIRIT OF POULSBO:’ The Friends of Poulsbo History will be having a book signing on their new Poulsbo history book “The Spirit of Poulsbo.” Author Judy Driscoll will be available for conversation and book signing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Martinson Cabin Museum (corner of Lindvig & Viking Ave).

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.

SUNDAY

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, Columbia 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.

TUESDAY

NORTH KITSAP REPUBLICAN WOMEN: Bob Williams, founder and senior fellow of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the North Kitsap Republican Women's Club at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Poulsbo Fire Station at 911 NE Liberty Road. The public is invited.

SUQUAMISH GARDEN CLUB: The Suquamish Garden Club will be hosting "The Poetry of Gardening" with Mary Robson, a well-known speaker, teacher and master gardener, at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. There will be an optional pot luck with light refreshments. Info: Vicki McLaughlin at (360) 779-3121.

WEDNESDAY

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. Info: Melissa Spaulding (360) 265-1110.

THURSDAY

WOMENS SUPPORT GROUP: WINGS, a women's network group, will meet for after hours from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Yacht Club Broiler. Mary West will speak on networking and making connections. There is no fee. Attendees can order off the menu. Info: RSVP (360) 698-3670.

UPCOMING

HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: Hearing Loss Association of Kitsap County will meet from 1-3 p.m Feb. 20 in the Iris Room at Harrison Medical Center's Silverdale campus, 1800 Myhre Road to discuss characteristics of hearing-friendly environments and helpful modifications you can make. Park in the lower hospital lot and enter through the lower level doors that face the street. Info: John Allen at (360) 871-0997 or email jcallen@hearingloss-wa.org.

LITERACY COUNCIL: Literacy Council of Kitsap is seeking volunteers who wish to help adults improve their reading, writing and other basic skills. There are opportunities to assist foreign-born adults in English as a second language for one to two hours weekly. ESL tutor training sessions will be Feb. 22, 26 and 27 at the council’s Bremerton office. New tutors are required to attend all three sessions. Applications are due Feb. 15. Info: Call the Literacy Council at (360) 373-1539 or got to www.kitsapliteracy.org.

ONGOING

VETERANS SERVICES AVAILABLE: Veteran Service Officers from American Legion Post 245 are available at the Poulsbo City Hall, every Thursday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist any veteran with their applications for VA benefits, Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Fund screening and veteran's widows benefits. Info: (360) 779-5456.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP: A new group for survivors of suicide will meet monthly in Bremerton to offer a setting for family members or friends who have lost someone to suicide. The group is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m.

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.

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.

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