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Community calendar Feb. 19

SATURDAY

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: North Kitsap (Poulsbo) Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Poulsbo Library on Lincoln Road.

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.

DANCE FOR DAN: The Buddies of Bob will be hosting a beginner’s dance workshop with American and contra dance to benefit the Nichols family’s ongoing medical expenses from Dan Nichols’ battle with leukemia and a stem cell transplant. $10 suggested donation. The benefit will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a dance workshop, followed by a dance from 8-11 p.m. at the Indianola Clubhouse, 20446 Indianola Road. Info: Susan at (360) 297-2247.

MONDAY

LAP BAND SUPPORT GROUP: Do you have a lap band or are thinking of getting one? Join others to connect and support each other from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Poulsbo Library Meeting Room on Main Level -700 Lincoln Road NE. Info: Susan Hancock at (360) 440-4799 or scrhancock@aol.com.

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. Info: Call the Literacy Council at (360) 373-1539 or got to www.kitsapliteracy.org.

WEDNESDAY

KITSAP DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The February meeting of the Kitsap Democratic Women will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Old Town Bistro, 3388 NW Byron Street, in Silverdale. There will be a no-host luncheon, followed by the speaker at 12:30 p.m. This month the featured speaker is Chris Endresen, who is the state director of Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office. The Kitsap Democratic Women meet the fourth Wednesday of every month for a no-host luncheon and discussion of important issues. Info: President Jo Fox Burr at (360) 613-4042 or ww.kitsapdemocraticwomen.org.

LOCAL CENSUS JOBS: Testing and applications will be done at 1 p.m. Feb 24 at the Indianola Clubhouse, 20446 Indianola Road and at 1 p.m. Feb, 25 at the Suquamish UCC Church. Info: (866) 861-2010 or www.2010censusjobs.gov.

THURSDAY

KAPO PRESENTATION: Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners is hosting a presentation by Kitsap County Department of Community Development on the impending Shoreline Master Plan (SMP) update at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at Keyport Museum, Mary Bonnin Room. Later that evening at 5:30 p.m. KAPO will be having their monthly dinner meeting at the AA China Buffet, 3583 Wheaton Way, E. Bremerton. All you can eat $13.50 includes gratuity. Bob Williams of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation will be the honored speaker. Reservations not required. Info: Vivian at (360) 710-8560 or viviankapo@wavecable.com or Tim at (360) 440-6483 or timcm@wavecable.com

UPCOMING

KITSAP AUDUBON INTRO BIRD WALK: Fay Linger will lead a bird walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 at the Poulsbo waterfront. Participants will see an impressive variety of marine birds – ducks, loons, grebes, scoters, mergansers and more — wintering in the sheltered waters of Liberty Bay. We will meet at the Kvelsted Pavilion at 9:30 a.m. Feld guides and some extra binoculars are available. Space will be limited, so call early to reserve a place on this walk. Info: (360) 297-3855

BACKYARD FARMING OPEN HOUSE: Ever been interested in starting a small farm in your backyard? Do you keep chickens or bees or grow vegetables on your property? Stilllwaters Environmental Center, located at 26059 Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston, is hosting a backyard farming open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 27. Local people will have tables and will give short presentations about what they do. Suggested donation of $5- $10 at the door. Info/preregistration: (360) 297-2876

IMPROVE COMEDY: Saddle up for “The Man From Dogfish Creek,” a full length improvised show in the genre of the “Singing Cowboy” movies of long ago. Two nights, two different shows, both at 8 p.m. March 5 and 6 at the Jewel Box Theater, 223 Iverson St., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-3183 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

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.

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.

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.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery (support for life’s hurts, habits, hang-ups) meets 7-9 p.m. Friday’s at Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cut Off Road.

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers meets every second Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cut Off Road.

KINGSTON/NK ROTARY:

Kingston Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club, except for the first Wednesday, which is a breakfast meeting. Info: Dan Martin at danjmartin@mac.com.

KINGSTON KIWANIS:

The Greater Kingston Kiwanis meets from 7-8 a.m. Thursdays at the Oak Table Cafe. Optional breakfast is $9.

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